Undergraduate Course: Power Systems, Power Electronics and Machines 3 (ELEE09029)
|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 Power Systems part of the course introduces students to the analysis of power systems in per-unit and absolute values using single-line diagram representations of balanced and unbalanced power supply systems. Students will perform load-flow and short-circuit studies, and will be exposed to the analysis of the fundamental techno-economic issues in the design of large power systems, involving long term planning, mixed fuel resource/energy scheduling and power system plant investment appraisal.
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 Electrical Machines part of the course provides students with a good understanding of the construction and steady state performance of induction motors and generators. Students will study and apply single-phase quivalent circuit to analyse induction machines.
The Power System Group Design Project brings all aspects covered by the Power System part, and the laboratory brings together both the machines and power electronics aspects of this course.
Equivalent circuit representation.
Load flow and transmission line model.
Fault level estimation.
Electricity supply and Long-term planning.
Fuel Selection and Plant Location
Load Forecasting and Plant Scheduling
System Cost Estimation
Overall System Design
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
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
1. Power Laboratory: Two sessions, 3 hours/session.
2. Power System Group Design Project:
Groups of 4, 5 or 6 students design, cost and evaluate the expansion of a power supply system.
The exercise starts in Week 6 of the second semester, and continues for the rest of the semester. Students submit a group report which is assessed. Student performance within the group is assessed by their peers.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Power Engineering 2 (SCEE08008)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have knowledge of basic principles and concepts of electrical engineering, equivalent to the requirements of the 2nd year course Power Engineering 2 (SCEE08008).
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 15,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 6,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 4,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Written Exam: 60%«br /»
Coursework: 40%«br /»
Practical Exam: 0%
||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:
- Be able to carry out load flow and fault calculations on electrical power systems.
- To work within a group to carry out a techno-economic design of a power system.
- Have a sound understanding of the construction and operation of induction machines.
- Understand the operation of standard rectifier and inverter circuits, and be able to draw their key voltage and current waveforms.
- Be able to connect and operate power electronic equipment and electrical machines in a safe manner in the laboratory.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Power Systems,Power Electronics,Electrical Machines
|Course organiser||Dr Quan Li
Tel: (0131 6)50 8562
|Course secretary||Mrs Lynn Hughieson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687