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Undergraduate Course: Power Conversion 4 (ELEE11078)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis 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.
Course description 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.

Linear generator.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Power Electronics and Machines 3 (ELEE09020)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesBasic knowledge of Electronic Circuits and Electrical Machines.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 20, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 65 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Assessment will be based on a single written paper of 120 minutes duration
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. 1. Have a sound understanding of the operation of power electronic converters and their use in power systems applications.
  2. 2. Be able to explain how power electronic converters can be used to control electrical motors and generators.
  3. 3. Have an understanding of the design and operation of electrical machines used in renewable energy and other applications.
  4. 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. 5. Appreciate the practical and commercial requirements that constrain the design of power converters in industrial applications.
Reading List
Electrical Machines, Drives, and Power Systems, Wildi, (Pearson Prentice Hall), ISBN 0-13-196918-8
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsPower electronics Power converters Linear generators Permanent magnet generators
Course organiserDr Ewen Macpherson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5601
Course secretaryMiss Megan Inch
Tel: (0131 6)51 7079
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