Electromagnetics in Motion
To turn some of the mathematical rigor into practice, students in Dr. Zunoubi’s Engineering Electromagnetics II class designed and implemented a DC motor. The design was based on the theory of magnetic force and torque presented to them in class. Students competed with each other on this project on Wednesday, April 16, and the winners of the 1st through 3rd place were selected by an Engineering faculty member acting as an unbiased judge.
Students enjoyed this project, as indicated by the following comments:
Breandon St. John: “The DC motor project was fun because it gave us a chance to really show how the theory in class works. Sometimes sitting in class gets a little boring and it’s easy to get lost with all the formulas. It was awesome to do something that was hands-on.”
Sean Vinas: “The DC motor design project was great because it allowed us to see all the equations we studied for so long put into action.”
Adam Schoenwald (up front) is very happy that his motor is working. Seated behind him, and still trying very hard, are James Green and Patrick Burns. In the left back is John Werner.
Sean Vinas (left) literally gives a hand to Tim Light (right).
First-place winner James Green (left) and Professor Michael Otis (right), the competition judge, pose in front of scary-looking second order differential equations.