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Learning Module on Electric Motors Modeling, Control, and Testing (LM-EMMCT)

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Columbus, Ohio

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June 24, 2017

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June 24, 2017

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June 28, 2017

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Engineering Technology

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Ana Djuric P.E. Wayne State University

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Dr. Ana Djuric is an Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology in the College of Engineering at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Djuric research areas are industrial robots, kinematics, dynamics, control, and advanced manufacturing systems. She supervises multiple undergraduate and graduate students in their research and is a member of Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). Her Dipl.-Ing. degree is in the area of mechanical engineering from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, focusing in Control Systems. Her M.A.Sc. degree is in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering from University of Windsor, Canada, area of Industrial Robotics, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Windsor, Canada in the area of Reconfigurable Robotics. Prior to her arrival at WSU, Dr. Djuric worked in the industry as a machine and tool designer first and then as a Robotics software Analyst for five years. Prior to joining WSU, Dr. Djuric was an Instructor at the Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering, and Industrial and Manufacturing and Systems Engineering departments at the University of Windsor.

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Vukica M. Jovanovic Old Dominion University Orcid 16x16

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Dr. Vukica Jovanovic is an Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology Program. She holds a Ph.D. from Purdue University in Mechanical Engineering Technology, focus on Digital Manufacturing. Her research is focused on mechatronics, digital manufacturing, digital thread, cyber physical systems, broadening participation, and engineering education. She is a Co-Director of Mechatronics and Digital Manufacturing Lab at ODU and a lead of Area of Specialization Mechatronics Systems Design. She worked as a Visiting Researcher at Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Disputanta, VA on projects focusing on digital thread and cyber security of manufacturing systems. She has funded research in broadening participation efforts of underrepresented students in STEM funded by Office of Naval Research, focusing on mechatronic pathways. She is part of the ONR project related to the additive manufacturing training of active military. She is also part of the research team that leads the summer camp to nine graders that focus on broadening participation of underrepresented students into STEM (ODU BLAST).

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Ece Yaprak Wayne State University

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Dr. Ece Yaprak is a Professor of Engineering Technology in the College of Engineering at Wayne State University. Her areas of interest include computer networks and communications where she has published extensively. She has held engineering positions at General Electric and Ford Motor Company, and research fellowships at NASA (John Glenn, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Ames Research Center, and the Johnson Space Center) and the U.S. Navy (SPAWAR). She held a Fulbright fellowship at the Center for Wireless Communications (CWC) at the University of Oulu in Finland. She has received teaching excellence awards from her Division and the College of Engineering. She has received funding for her research from the NSF, the US Navy, NASA, and the business community. She is an ABET IEEE ETAC Commissioner and an active program evaluator.

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Wen Chen Wayne State University

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The objective of this paper is to develop and integrate a learning module on Electric Motors Modeling, Control and Testing (EMMCT) into the Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) and Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) programs. Preparing future engineers to work in highly automated production requires proper education and training in mechatronics theory and applications. Although Engineering Technology programs at various universities offer various courses related to the controls, electrical motors, and automation, they are not including the same methods when it comes to the selection of appropriate electrical motor for a specific application in mechatronic system. MET student do have exposure to the electrical systems in the various courses that are offered at their lower division level courses. However, these methods have to be further emphasized and applied in the upper level courses as well. This paper will present one such application and a learning module that is focused on the Electric Motors Modeling, Control and Testing (EMMCT). This module can be integrated in various controls, mechatronics, robotics, senior design and capstone courses.

Djuric, A., & Jovanovic, V. M., & Yaprak, E., & Chen, W. (2017, June), Learning Module on Electric Motors Modeling, Control, and Testing (LM-EMMCT) Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--28613

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