6.685 Electric Machines


Class Info

Treatment of electromechanical transducers, rotating and linear electric machines. Lumped-parameter electromechanics. Power flow using Poynting's theorem, force estimation using the Maxwell stress tensor and Principle of virtual work. Development of analytical techniques for predicting device characteristics: energy conversion density, efficiency; and of system interaction characteristics: regulation, stability, controllability, and response. Use of electric machines in drive systems. Problems taken from current research.

This class has 6.061, and 6.690 as prerequisites.

6.685 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by J. L. Kirtley.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 34-301.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Electric Machines site or on the 6.685 Stellar site.

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