University of Wisconsin–Madison

Short Courses

WEMPEC professors work with UW-Madison’s Department of Engineering Professional Development to provide many continued education short courses relating to their areas of expertise. WEMPEC sponsoring companies qualify for a discount rate on these courses.

Upcoming Short Courses

Introduction to Electromagnetic Interference and Compatibility (EMI/EMC)
October 24-26, 2017
Madison, WI

  • Get an introduction to electromagnetic interference and compatibility (EMI/EMC)
  • Learn the different noise coupling mechanisms
  • Understand conducted emissions and susceptibility
  • Understand radiated emissions and susceptibility
  • Learn EMI filter design and other mitigating solutions
  • Understand circuit board layout and mechanical packaging considerations for EMI/EMC compliant designs
  • Understand differential and common mode current paths and mitigating techniques
  • Learn bonding, lightning, shielding for total solution of product and system design
  • Explore simulation and analysis for EMI/EMC
  • Become familiar with specifications, standards, and testing including DO 160
  • Learn application of EMI/EMC to power electronic drives
  • Learn best practices for many EMI/EMC subjects

Permanent Magnet Machine Design Boot Camp
November 7-10, 2017
Madison, WI

Permanent magnet (PM) electrical machine design is one of the most important skill sets needed to stay competitive in the motors and generators industry. This intensive course covers the design of several types of PM machines, including internal PM, surface PM, and brushless DC machines. You will gain essential information on the various types of PM machines used in traction motors, industrial motors, aerospace motors, appliance motors, and generator designs.

  • Learn the detailed design equations of surface permanent magnet (PM), internal PM, brushless DC machine, and PM assisted synchronous machines
  • Review PM machine applications and tear down studies
  • Learn the finite elements of PM machines
  • Review cooling, vibration, and manufacturing qualities of PM machines
  • Learn the types and characteristics of permanent magnets
  • Understand recent advancements and trends in permanent magnet technology
  • Compare pros and cons of each permanent magnet type for PM machines
  • Study equivalent circuits for permanent magnets
  • Review special topics on axial flux PM machines and PM flux switching machines
  • Understand PM machine design for loss minimization and self-sensing