MIT Energy Initiative
Energy Classes at MIT

Power Electronics Laboratory

Meets Energy Minor Requirements

Elective

Instructor

Class Number

6.131

Level

Undergraduate

Term

Fall

Day

Tuesday, Thursday
1:00 pm-

Description

Introduces the design and construction of power electronic circuits and motor drives. Laboratory exercises include the construction of drive circuitry for an electric go-cart, flash strobes, computer power supplies, three-phase inverters for AC motors, and resonant drives for lamp ballasts and induction heating. Basic electric machines introduced include DC, induction, and permanent magnet motors, with drive considerations. Provides instruction in written and oral communication. Students taking independent inquiry version 6.1131 expand the scope of their laboratory project.

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