ELG2336: Electric Circuits and Machines for Mechanical Engineering
Instructor: Riadh Habash
Office:  SITE 5009
Tel:  562-5800 (6703)
Email:  rhabash@site.uottawa.ca
Web Site: http://www.site.uottawa.ca/~rhabash

Course Content
•    Fundamentals of Electric Circuits
•    Resistive Network Analysis
•    AC Network Analysis
•    AC Power
•    Forced and Transient Response to deterministic Inputs
•    Sinusoidal Steady-State Response of Circuits
•    Magnetic Theory and Circuits
•    Transformers
•    Electromechanical Energy Conversion
•    Three Phase Power
•    Principles of Electromechanics
•    AC Machines
•    DC Machines
•    Special-Purpose Electric Machines

Each assessment Contributes to the Total Mark as Described Below: 
Tests (10%): Usually two. 
Labs and Project (30%):  There will be three experiments. They will be performed by groups of three students.
The presence of all students in a team is obligatory and will be checked out. Four weeks are allocated for the project after identifying the topic. Students are expected to present weekly progress reports about the development of the project.
Mid-term Exams (20%): Usually one exam and a case study. 
Final Exam (40%): Closed book three-hour exam. 
Final Mark:  The final mark will be composed of the weighted sum of ALL elements of the course, as described above.
Lab and Project
Each two or three student work as a group. Each group will submit one report. Each report must indicate the members of the group and the name of the writer. A good lab report does more than present data; it demonstrates the writer’s comprehension of the concepts behind the data. Only recording the expected and observed results is not sufficient; you should also identify how and why differences occurred, explain how they affected your experiment, and show your understanding of the principles the experiment was designed to examine. Keep in mind that a format, although helpful, cannot replace clear thinking and organized writing. You still need to organize your ideas carefully and express them coherently. 
· The Title Page needs to contain the name of the experiment, the names of lab partners, and the date. 
· The Introduction states the objective of the experiment and provides the reader with background to the experiment. 
· Equipment may be a simple list, but make sure it is precise and complete. 
· Experimental procedure describes the process in chronological order. Explain all steps in the order they actually happened, not as they are supposed to happen. 
· Results are generally dominated by calculations, tables and figures; but you still need to state all significant results explicitly in written form. 
· Discussion is a significant part of your report, because you show that you understand the experiment beyond the simple level of completing it. 
· Focus your discussion with the following procedures: 
· Compare expected results with those obtained. 
· Explain your results in terms of theoretical issues. 
· Relate results to your experimental objective(s). 
· Compare your results to similar investigations. 
· It is legitimate to compare outcomes with classmates, not to change your answer, but to look for any anomalies between the groups and discuss those. 
· Analyze the strengths and limitations of your experimental design. This is particularly useful if you designed the thing you are testing (e.g. a circuit). 
· The Abstract summarizes four essential aspects of the report: the purpose of the experiment (sometimes expressed as the purpose of the report), key findings, significance, and major conclusions. The abstract often also includes a brief reference to theory or methodology.  The information should clearly enable the reader to decide whether to read your whole report. The abstract should be one paragraph of 50-100 words. 
· The Lab Report should be submitted to the TA at the next lab session. 
Always conduct virtual lab through simulation and show the results to the TA for signature and inclusion in the lab report!

The Project

You may chose to work on a project suitable for two courses (ELG2336 and ELG3336). If so, your should meet the following criteria as minimum expectations:
ELG2336: Idea and Design
The students should ensure the feasibility of their idea; present complete design including modeling and simulation (Solidworks, Multisim, Matlab/Simulink, etc..); provide full specifications of the parts and components; obtain a controller (arduino) and demonstrate full knowledge of using the controller.

ELG3336: Implementation and Operation
Build the system and perform full test; operate the system under various working environments, make a video of the the operation of the system and write a document about the procedures of its development.

Lab Major Themes
Biomedical Engineering
Play and Learn

Examples of Projects at: www.g9toengineering.com

ELG2336: Project Evaluation


Team Members:





Proposal (5 marks): To be submitted to your TA (Date to be determined)


Progress (5 marks): To be evaluated by your TA


Solidworks Design and Analysis (5 marks):


Electric Circuit and Controller Knowledge (2 marks):


Specifications of Components (3 marks):


Hardware Implementation (Bonus):


Total (20%)