ECE 568
Modeling and Control of Electromechanical Systems

Displaying course information from Fall 2013.

Section Type Times Days Location Instructor
B LEC 0930 - 1050 T R   204 Transportation Building  Philip Krein
Official Description Fundamental electrical and mechanical laws for derivation of machine models; simplifying transformations of variables in electrical machines; power electronics for motor control; time-scale separation; feedback linearization and nonlinear control as applied to electrical machines. Typical electromechanical applications in actuators, robotics, and variable speed drives. Course Information: Prerequisite: ECE 431 and ECE 515.
Subject Area Power and Energy Systems
Course Prerequisites Credit in ECE 431
Credit in ECE 515
Course Directors Philip T Krein
Detailed Description and Outline


  • Advanced electromechanics: analysis of electrical machines, electrostatic machines, electromechanical sensors, harmonic effects
  • Examples of machines and their dynamic models: equations of dc machines, permanent magnet modeling, synchronous motors, Park's transformation, induction motors, general rotating transformations
  • Models and circuits for electrical drives: Drive system models for electrical and mechanical terminals, power electronics for control of electrical machines, drive control objectives, dynamic examples, ac motor control methods including field-oriented control, models of vehicle loads, models of windmills and other loads
  • Applied nonlinear system methods for drives: periodic system transformations, averaging theory, time-scale separation, variable-structure control applications, feedback linearization

Same as ME 565.

Notes and current papers.

W. Leonhard, Control of Electrical drives, Springer-Verlag, 2001.
P. Krause, D. Wasynczuk, and S. D. Sudhoff, Analysis of Electric Machinery, IEEE Press, 2002.
Last updated: 2/13/2013