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Undergraduate Course: Power Electronics and Machines 3 (ELEE09020)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe Electrical Machines part of the course provides students with a good understanding of the construction and steady state performance of induction motors and generators.

The Power Electronics part of the course introduces students to the basic power electronic devices and converter circuits used to process electrical power. Students are introduced to some of the wide range of applications where power electronic systems are currently used. The laboratory brings together both the machines and power electronics aspects of this course.
Course description Lecture topics:

Per-unit values

Induction Machines: Revision and Fundamentals

Induction Machines: Power Flow and Characteristics

Equivalent Circuit Model of Induction Machines

Steady State Behaviour of Induction Machines

Operation of Induction Machines as Motors or Generators

Determining Equivalent Circuit Model Impedances from Machine Test Results

Operation of Induction Machines On and Off the Power Supply System

Introduction to Power Electronics: applications, devices

DC Choppers: step-down, step-up

Rectifiers: diode bridge, 230/115 volt inputs, capacitor smoothing

1-phase controlled bridge rectifiers

3-phase controlled bridge rectifiers

Power factor of bridge rectifiers

Line commutated inverter

Bridge inverters: 1-phase, 3-phase

HVDC links

Power Laboratory (two times 3 hours)
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Power Engineering 2 (SCEE08008)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisites3 phase systems; real (active), reactive power and power factor; dc motors, synchronous machines.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Course Start Date 11/01/2016
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 18, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 15, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 6, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 4.5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 53 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 75 %, Coursework 25 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 2 Hours Examination (75%) + Laboratory Mark (25%)
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. 1. Have a sound understanding of the construction and operation of induction machines.
  2. 2. Be able to use the induction machine equivalent circuit to perform calculations to model its performance, both as a motor and as a generator.
  3. 3. Understand the operation of standard rectifier and inverter circuits, and be able to draw their key voltage and current waveforms.
  4. 4. Be able to perform calculations to carry out approximate designs of power electronic circuits and evaluate their performance.
Reading List
Power Electronics: Mohan, Undeland & Robbins (Wiley) ISBN 0-471-22693-9.

Electric Machinery Fundamentals: Chapman (McGraw Hill)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements None
KeywordsPower Electronics; Electrical Machines; Motors; Generators
Course organiserDr Ewen Macpherson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5601
Course secretaryMrs Lynn Hughieson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
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