Course Content and Outcome Guide for EET 272
- Course Number:
- EET 272
- Course Title:
- Motors and Generators
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Course DescriptionCovers operating principles and characteristics of AC and DC motors and generators. Single-phase, split-phase, and three phase AC motors. Synchronous and asynchronous generators. Control devices and control circuits, ladder diagrams and PLC's. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
Students will measure the operating characteristics of motors and generators in the associated laboratory.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion students will be able to:
1. Operate AC and DC motors, generators, and control circuits.
2. Measure the performance of AC and DC motors, generators, and control circuits.
3. Locate and repair faults in AC and DC motors and generators and control circuits.
4. Replace motors, generators, and control circuit components with the correct and safe types.
5. Use ladder diagrams to program a PLC and to debug PLC programs.
Course Activities and Design
Concepts and theories presented in class are demonstrated in the laboratory. Lab experiments are synchronized with the lectures.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Assessment methods may include midterm and final exams, homework, lab evaluations, and projects.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
DC motor applications, types, components, and theory of operation. Series, shunt, and compound motors. Speed, direction, and breaking control. AC motor applications, types, components, and theory of operation. Single phase induction motors, slit phase motors, and three phase motors. AC motor drives DC generators, applications, types, components, and theory of operation. AC generators, applications, types, components, and theory of operation. Control devices including switches, contactors, relays, and PLCs.