Rotating Machines

person icon Graham Van Brunt

Rotating Machines

AC & DC Motors and Generators

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

language icon Language - English

person icon Graham Van Brunt

architecture icon Teaching & Academics,Engineering,Electrical Engineering


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Course Description

This course will focus on the fundamentals of rotating electrical equipment. This will include AC and DC motors and generators. Starting with the basic theories required and finishing up with some example problems. Starting with a simple liner DC machine the course takes you through rotating DC motors and generators, Induction motors, and finishing with synchronous motors and generators. You will find several examples of sample problems with the final chapter dedicated to just that.

Upon completion of this course, the student will have a working knowledge of DC motors and generators including the commutation elements. This includes three-phase and single-phase induction motors and how synchronous generators work alone and are connected to large systems such as the North American Grid.

The requirements going into this course are a basic understanding of electrical circuits such as Ohm’s law & Kirchhoff’s law and working knowledge of mathematics including equations. However, every effort has been made to keep the calculations as simple as possible and complete with detailed explanations related to all calculations. The student will find the videos crisp, clean, and very detailed with all text typed not handwritten and illustrations crafted in Keynote or PowerPoint illustrations that use animation to carry the ideas across.

This course is intended both for the novice as well as a review for those who have previously studied the subject matter.

Who this course is for:

  • Electrical Engineers, Technologists Electrical Maintainers, and Operators


What will you learn in this course:

  • The Theory of Electrical Rotating Motors and Generators.


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • An understanding of electricity and mathematical equations.

Rotating Machines


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

9 Lectures
  • play icon Introduction to Rotation Machines 06:28 06:28
  • play icon 01 - Review of Machinery Principles 42:54 42:54
  • play icon 02 - DC Machines 01:10:34 01:10:34
  • play icon 03 - AC Machinery Fundamentals 01:48:43 01:48:43
  • play icon 04 - 3 Phase Induction Motor 01:07:09 01:07:09
  • play icon 05 - Synchronous Generator/Motors (part 1) 01:13:49 01:13:49
  • play icon 06 - Synchronous Generator/Motors (part 2) 47:59 47:59
  • play icon 07 - Synchronous Generator/Motors Prob-Sol.key 32:01 32:01
  • play icon Resources

Instructor Details

Graham Van Brunt

Graham Van Brunt

With an entire career in the power sector of engineering, Graham graduated from Queen's University coupled with subsequent studies with Wilfrid Laurier University to travel the globe and apply his skills and garner his protection and control experience internationally. 

His passion for staying in touch with his profession and his kinship for mentoring has kept him in front of an audience of learners.

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