About the course
UNDERSTAND THE FUNDAMENTAL THEORY AND APPLICATIONS OF ELECTRIC DRIVE SYSTEMS
This online course covers the fundamental theory associated with electric drive systems. The capabilities and limitations of different types of electric machines (DC machines, permanent magnet AC machines, induction machines, and reluctance machines) in drive applications are also covered in detail.
- Introduction and Electric Machinery Fundamentals (33 min)
- Power Electronic Fundamentals (38 min)
- Fundamentals of Control (32 min)
- DC Machines (27 min)
- DC Machines Drives (29 min)
- AC Machines I (33 min)
- AC Machines II (33 min)
- Surface Mount Permanent Magnet Machines (35 min)
- Surface Mount Permanent Magnet Machine Drives (26 min)
- Reluctance Machines (33 min)
- Interior Permanent Magnet Machines (16 min)
- Induction Machines (36 min)
- Induction Machine Drives (31 min)
TIME COMMITMENT AND WORK PACE
Modules are divided into shorter segments making it easier to learn at your own pace.
If completing a specialization, all four modules must be purchased together and completed in 180 days. For individual modules, you will have 60 days to complete.
Successful completion requires you to view all course modules and receive an 80% passing grade on the course assessment. Upon completing these requirements, you will earn a digital badge for your resume or professional profile.
CERTIFICATE OPTION AND SPECIALIZATIONS
Upon successful completion of 4 modules purchased as a group, you will receive the U-M Certificate in Current and Emerging Technologies.
Select 4 modules from one concentration to deepen your knowledge in a subject or area. If you choose a specialization, your certificate will note the specialization you completed.
PREREQUISITES & TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
There are no prerequisites for this course. A bachelor's degree in a science, engineering, or technical field is recommended but not required.
Administrative/Online Technical Support
Support staff are available via phone and email to help with administrative and technical issues during our normal business hours (Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time).
- Explain the basics of magnetic-field devices
- Describe how electric machines produce torque
- Discuss the operation of power electronic circuits
- Design a proportional-integral (PI) feedback control algorithm
- Summarize the properties of different types of electric machines
A professor of electrical engineering at The University of Michigan, Heath Hofmann’s expertise lies in the areas of power electronics and electromechanical systems. Specific research interests include energy harvesting, flywheel energy storage systems, finite element analysis, and the design and ...
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