Electromechanical Actuators

This course begins with a review of circuit analysis, basic electromagntic theory and electromechanical energy conversion. The theory of operation of direct current motors and generators, transformers, induction motors, servo motors and stepper motors is covered. The course also explores different interfacing and power electronics circuits such as H bridges, power amplifiers and Pulse Width Modulation to control the speed and torque of the electromechanical actuators. The lab component of the course focuses on the performance assessment and characterization of electromechanical actuators and the design of power electonic systems for their control. PREREQ: PHYS 1007 and MATH 2066. (lec 3, lab 2) cr 3. Lecture (3.00).