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ECE 4363-01, Lec. 20515

Fall Semester 2011

Course Time and Class Room:

MW: (5.30 – 7.00) PM, D3-E313

Instructor: Dr. Ovidiu Crisan, Office: W302-D3; Phone: 713-743-


E-mail: ocrisan@uh.edu; FAX: (713) 743-4444

Office Hours:

MoTuWe: (2.00 - 4.00) PM, or by appointment, using information above

Catalog Description:

Electromechanical Energy Conversion Cr. 3. (3-0).

3364 and credit for or concurrent enrollment in ECE 4113. Electromechanical energy conversion principles, transformers, rotating machines, and solid-state motor control.

Prerequisites: ECE

Expected Course Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this course are expected to meet the following course outcomes.

1. Students will add to their knowledge-base in the fundamentals mathematics and basic science, and engineering, knowledge about the electric and magnetic fields, in the area of mathematical operations in the complex domain, of the energy balance and conversion concepts, and the property of electric and magnetic materials. (Program Outcome # a).

technical characteristic data, students develop the ability to satisfy realistic technical and economical constraints. (Program Outcome # c).

3. By solving the HW and mainly the Project, which entails considering conflicting factors, possible solutions must be analyzed, decide and select the best solution. Also, by analyzing/discussing in class the solved problem attached at the end of main chapters, develops in each student the basic skills and the ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems. (Program Outcome # e).

4. By imposing requirements, rules and regulations that must be satisfied for a clear and clean organized presentation, right notation for variables and units, clear decisions explanation and justification, texts and graphs quality, references used, and so on for solving the HW and the project, develops in each student good writing skills and ability to communicate technical material effectively and clearly. (Program Outcome # g).

5. Students improve their knowledge about the real world by being required on the decision making process for the HW, and mainly for the project solution, to count the technical, economical, and social issues, under an optimization task. The field trips to actual industrial installations add more to the students connection to the real-world. (Program Outcome # h).

Academic Honesty Policy:

Students are expected to follow the Academic Honesty Policy of the

University of Houston.

this policy.

on the last page of this handout, detach it, and submit it by

Wednesday, August 31, 2011. dropped from the course.

It is your responsibility to know and follow

You must sign the Academic Honesty Statement shown

If you


to do this,

you will be

Religious Holy Days:

Students whose religious beliefs prohibit class attendance on designated dates or attendance at scheduled exams may request an excused


excused absence, in writing, by Wednesday, September 7, 2011.

submit this written request to your instructor immediately, to allow the

instructor to make appropriate arrangements. see the Student Handbook.

To do this, you are strongly encouraged to request the


For more information,

Students With Disabilities:

Students with recognized disabilities will be provided reasonable accommodations, appropriate to the course, upon documentation of the disability with a Student Accommodation Form from the Center for

Students With Disabilities.

request the specific accommodations, by submitting them to the instructor in writing, by Wednesday, September 7, 2011, which is the last day to drop without record for Fall 2011. Students who fail to submit a written request will not be considered for accommodations. For more information, see the Student Handbook.

To receive these accommodations, you must

Dropping The Course:

You may drop the course without receiving a grade until 11.59 pm,

Wednesday, September 7,

drop without receiving a grade.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011, which is the University's last day to drop, you may drop with a W if you have not exceeded your total W limit. Do not assume that you will be dropped by the instructor if

you stop attending class. withdrawal procedure.

2011, which is the University's last day to

After this date and until 11.59 pm,

You are responsible for completing the


Attendance in all classes is expected and required.

may, if he chooses, take attendance in any class, at any time during

the class.

as he chooses, without warning.

is included in the final grade for the course!! If for some very justified reasons you cannot attend a class, please let the instructor know in advance about that.

The instructor

The instructor may do this as many times per class period

Take care, the attendance grade

Course Topics:

1. Introduction (Review Chapter), 5.0 h.

Basics for Electric and Magnetic


and Circuits. Single- and Three-phase AC Circuits.

2. Magnetic Materials and Circuits, 4.5 h. Magnetization phenomenon,


eddy-currents, losses, equivalent circuits, magnetic circuits solution.

3. Transformers and Autotransformers, 8.0 h. Objective, structure, equations,

equivalent circuit, tests and parameters. transformer and autotransformer.

Voltage regulation, three-phase

Energy conversion principles; electric, magnetic and mechanic energy.


machines and types of windings.


for the structure and components of rotating machines.


5. Induction Machines, 7.0 h. Objective, types, components.


circuit, tests and parameters. control.

Steady-state operation and characteristics, speed


Synchronous Machines, 7.0 h. Objective, types, components.


circuit, tests and parameters.

characteristics. Active and reactive powers, voltage and speed control.

Steady-state. Generator and motor operation and

7. DC Machines, 7.0 h. Objective,

types, components.

Excitation systems,

equivalent circuit, tests.

characteristics. Speed and voltage control.

Steady-state generator

and motor performances and

Recommended Textbook:

T. Wildi, Electrical Machines, Drives, and Power Systems, Pearson/Prentice Hall, Sixth Edition, 2006

Required Text:

Lecture: O. Crisan, ECE 4363 - Electromechanical Energy Conversion, Course Notes


O. Crisan, ECE 4363 - Electromechanical Energy Conversion – Project Guide


Homework assignments are usually distributed on a weekly basis.

Regularly, if it is not in another way specified, the due date for the

homework is the first Monday of the following week.

assignments are not accepted. Project assignment and the steps’ turn in schedule will be distributed on the third week of classes.

Later turned

Grading Policy:

The course final grade is based on the Homework’s and Project’s grades with an approximate weighted average of 20% and 80%,


The actual final weight will be decided at the semester


Grade Point Rule:

The approximate grade point scale shown bellow will be used in

determining your final grade.

but it is included here so that you

well you are doing on this class.

determined at the end of the semester.

This scale may be modified somewhat,

will have a general idea of how The final grade scale will be

92 – 100: A’s bellow 56: F

80 – 91.99: B’s

68 - 79.99: C’s

56 – 67.99: D’s

If you have complains about the HW or Project grading, it can be reviewed only on the first three working days after that item was returned to class.


You should have one or more working e-mail addresses, which you

should check periodically for messages.

distribution list please obtain an account if you do not already have



order to get onto the

Withdrawal Policy:

The withdrawal dates listed in the Academic Calendar section of the

Class Schedule will be followed strictly.

for appropriate dates. Grades of Incomplete (I) will be given only when a small portion of the course has not been completed for a good reason. If the material has been completed, an “I” grade cannot be given. Detailed information about these issues is available in the Student Handbook .

Please consult this document

Academic Honesty Policy and Plagiarism:

The issue of academic honesty is a very important one to the ECE


another person, in whole or in part, will not be tolerated. Working with other colleagues is not forbidden, but it does not mean

that you will have identical work presentation.

or Project solution you have been working with other students, each of

you has to name those who participated on this process.

In particular, copying of HW, Project or Exam from

If for defining the HW

You will be given a signature page stating that you have read and

understand the rules regarding academic honesty as published by the


before you turn in your first HW.

This page must be filled out and signed and submitted

For all HWs and Project the following statements apply:

If identical figures, derivations, plots, or calculations are found,

without proper referencing as to their origin, it will be considered a

violation of the academic honesty policy.

other material are taken from any textbook without proper references,

it will be considered a violation of the academic honesty policy.

figures, text, tables, or other material are taken from lecture notes without proper references, it will be considered a violation of the

academic honesty policy.

figures, tables or plots, it will be considered a violation of the

academic honesty policy for both of you.

but the figures, tables or plots made with this data must be developed individually. Do your own work, and don’t share it.

If figures, text, tables, or


If you and any other student have the same

The data can be the same;

Academic Honesty Statement

I have read the University of Houston Academic Honesty Policy contained in the UH Student Handbook, available on the web, and agree to abide

by its provisions.

Electrical and Computer Engineering takes academic

honesty very seriously.

of violations, penalties may include suspension from the University of Houston.

I understand that the Department of

I understand that in the case

Name: (Please print)



Please detach this page, and submit it to the instructor

If you fail

no later than Wednesday, August 31, 2011.

to do this, you will be dropped from the course.