Undergraduate Course: Power Electronics and Machines 3 (ELEE09020)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The 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.
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
Power Laboratory (two times 3 hours)
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Power Engineering 2 (SCEE08008)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||3 phase systems; real (active), reactive power and power factor; dc motors, synchronous machines.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 6,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||2 Hours Examination (75%) + Laboratory Mark (25%)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 1. Have a sound understanding of the construction and operation of induction machines.
- 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. Understand the operation of standard rectifier and inverter circuits, and be able to draw their key voltage and current waveforms.
- 4. Be able to perform calculations to carry out approximate designs of power electronic circuits and evaluate their performance.
|Power Electronics: Mohan, Undeland & Robbins (Wiley) ISBN 0-471-22693-9. |
Electric Machinery Fundamentals: Chapman (McGraw Hill)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Power Electronics; Electrical Machines; Motors; Generators
|Course organiser||Dr Quan Li
Tel: (0131 6)50 8562
|Course secretary||Mrs Lynn Hughieson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687