On March 20, 2019 as part of the ECSE 4120 - Electromechanics course, Prof. Shah arranged a tour of the GE plant in Schenectady where large Wound-Field Synchronous Generators are manufactured. These large machines ranging in rating from several 10's of MVA all the way up to many 100's of MVA are designed and built there! The students got to see how each and every component is meticulously manufactured and properly assembled. This opportunity allowed students a chance to experience the details one has to get into in an multidisciplinary manner and in a team environment to make such complex machines that last for several decades! The classroom lectures followed by seeing the actual hardware was revealing as well as a satisfying experience.
Posted March 29, 2019