MAE/ECE 535 Design of Electromechanical Systems 
A practical introduction to electromechanical systems with emphasis on modeling, analysis and design techniques. Provides theory and practical tools for the design of electric machines (standard motors, linear actuators, magnetic bearings, LVDTs, etc). Involves a “hands on” experimental demonstration and culminates in an industrysponsored design project. Topics include Maxwell's equations, magnetic circuit analysis, electromechanical energy conversion, finite element analysis, and design techniques. 3 credit hours. 

• Prerequisite  

Undergraduate courses in physics and differential equations or consent of instructor. 

• Course Objectives  
The primary course objective is to provide students with modeling and analysis tools that can be used to design electrical machines (standard motors, linear actuators, magnetic bearings, LVDTs, etc). Students completing this course will:


• Course Requirements  
HOMEWORK: 25% of final grade. EXAMINATIONS: A midterm exam (25%) and a final exam (25%). SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: MATLAB®, Simulink, FEMM PROJECTS: This course culminates in an industrysponsored design project. Recently, groups of students (four students per group) worked with an industrial manufacturer of rareearth magnets to improve an existing DC motor design. The motor was taken from a MercedesBenz fuel pump, and the objective was to predict the performance benefits (and costs) associated with replacing ferrite magnets with rareearth magnets. For this project, students used basic design techniques, Finite Element Analysis, and experimental data to develop their models and validate their designs (25%). 

• Textbook  
Buckner, G.D., Course Notes: MAE/ECE 535 Design of Electromechanical Systems. Available at the NCSU Bookstore. 

• Reference Texts (Not Required)  
Lonngren, K.E. and Savov, S.V., Fundamentals of Electromagnetics with MATLAB, Second Edition, SciTech, 2007, ISBN: 9781891121586. ANY RECENT EDITION: Fitzgerald, A.E., C. Kingsley, and S.D. Ulmans, Electric Machinery, Sixth Edition, McGrawHill, 2003, ISBN: 9780073660097.  OR  Fitzgerald, A.E., C. Kingsley, and S.D. Ulmans, Electric Machinery, Seventh Edition, McGrawHill, 2013, ISBN: 9780073380469 . 

• Computer and Internet Requirements  
NCSU and Engineering Online have recommended minimum specifications for computers. For details, click here. 

• Instructor  
Dr. Gregory D. Buckner, Professor 
Phone: (919) 5155270

