Postgraduate Course: Power Conversion (MSc) (PGEE11072)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course introduces students to power electronic converters for high power systems and their use in a variety of renewable energy systems (solar PV, wind, wave and tidal power), and in power systems (FACTS, HVDC). Machine drives, including 4 quadrant operation control of both dc and induction machines are also covered. Different types of electrical generators used for renewable energy conversion are studied, including switched reluctance machines, permanent magnet generators and linear generators.
Single and 3 phase inverters.
Converters for Solar (PV) Systems.
Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS).
Voltage Source Converter (VSC) HVDC systems.
4 quadrant machine operation.
AC and DC machine drives.
Double Fed Induction Generator (DFIG).
Generators for Renewable Energy.
Switched reluctance motor drives.
Permanent magnet generator.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Assessment will be based on a single written paper of 120 minutes duration.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 1. Have a sound understanding of the operation of power electronic converters and their use in power systems applications.
- 2. Be able to explain how power electronic converters can be used to control electrical motors and generators.
- 3. Have an understanding of the design and operation of electrical machines used in renewable energy and other applications.
- 4. Be able to carry out calculations to perform designs and evaluate the performance of power electronic converters and electrical machines used in renewable energy and other applications.
- 5. Appreciate the practical and commercial requirements that constrain the design of power converters in industrial applications.
|Electrical Machines, Drives, and Power Systems, Wildi, (Pearson Prentice Hall), ISBN 0-13-196918-8|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Power electronics Power converters Linear generators Permanent magnet generators
|Course organiser||Dr Ewen Macpherson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5601
|Course secretary||Mrs Sharon Potter
Tel: (0131 6)51 7079
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