Electric Machines

Concentric circles with a ring of fins in the middle and four small rectangles at cardinal directions.

Axial view of a surface mount motor revealing the basic magnetic morphology of the motor. (Image courtesy of Prof. James L. Kirtley Jr.)


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Fall 2013



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This course teaches the principles and analysis of electromechanical systems. Students will develop analytical techniques for predicting device and system interaction characteristics as well as learn to design major classes of electric machines. Problems used in the course are intended to strengthen understanding of the phenomena and interactions in electromechanics, and include examples from current research.

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James Kirtley Jr.. 6.685 Electric Machines. Fall 2013. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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