Motor Drive Systems Course Description

Review of modeling and characteristics of DC and AC motors during transient and steady state, power electronic devices and switches, operation, drive, and control of electric motors using classical (relays and contactors) and modern (power electronics) methods, motor behavior when operated from variable power sources (converters), DC motor drives using phase-control and choppers, AC motor drives for induction motors using phase, frequency (inverters), and vector control.
Course Textbook

Stephen Chapman, Electric Machinery Fundamentals, 4th Edition, McGraw Hill, 2005. Click here to obtain the fourth edition of this textbook and click here to get the solution manual of the fourth edition. It should be noted that there are many calculation mistakes in the textbook and in its solution manual. It is the student responsibility to find out those mistakes and avoide them.

Another required textbook is the one by Muhammad Rashid, Power Electronics: Circuits, Devices, and Applications, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2003. Click here to obtain the required chapters of the third edition of this textbook.

The sections mainly required to be read in the textbook can be found in this pdf file. These sections should cover the class materials in addition to the handouts and notes given in the class.


The following pdf files are required to be studied for this course.