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Postgraduate Course: Power Electronics, Machines and Systems (MSc) (PGEE10031)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course covers the theory and applications of a range of advanced power engineering technologies. The course provides students with a good knowledge and understanding of: the steady state performance, the transient behaviour and control of synchronous machines; power system protection equipment; principles of over current protection of power systems and machines; operation and protection of distributed generators.

A number of relevant technical and engineering aspects of the analysis of steady state and transient performance of electrical machines and power supply systems is considered in the context of operation, protection and control of power supply systems with distributed generation, including their application during the system design and operational stages.

The course also includes power electronic converters and their use in a variety of renewable energy systems (solar PV, wind, wave and tidal power), and in power systems (FACTS, HVDC). Machines 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 doubly fed induction generators, switched reluctance machines, permanent magnet generators and linear generators.
Course description Topics covered:
- Steady State Behaviour of Synchronous Machines.
- Operation and Voltage Control of Synchronous Generators.
- Synchronous Generator Modelling: Control Systems and Stability.
- Operation of Distributed Generators in the Power Supply Systems.
- Balanced Per-unit Short Circuit Fault Analysis.
- Fault Analysis in Networks with Distributed Generators.
- Power System Protection Equipment.
- Overcurrent Protection: Operate Currents and Device Characteristics.
- Overcurrent Protection: Time and Amplitude Discrimination.
- Overcurrent Protection Case Study.
- Protection of Distributed Generators.
- Single and 3 phase inverters.
- Converters for renewable energy systems.
- Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS).
- Voltage Source Converter (VSC) HVDC systems.
- 4 quadrant machines 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 Co-requisites
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
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Have a good knowledge and understanding of basic principles of operation, protection and control of power supply systems, electrical machines including synchronous and doubly fed induction generators and their applications;
  2. Be able to perform calculations of steady state and transient performance of synchronous machines and understand how simple power systems containing distributed generation should be designed, operated and protected;
  3. Understand basic principles of power system protection and be able to calculate or estimate short circuit fault currents and overcurrent protection settings, enabling their application during the design and operational stages;
  4. Appreciate the operating principles of power electronic converters as the interface between the generator and the power system.
Reading List
Electric Machinery Fundamentals: Chapman (McGraw Hill)

Power Systems Analysis: Grainger & Stevenson (McGraw Hill)

Electrical Machines, Drives, and Power Systems, Wildi, (Pearson Prentice Hall)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Keywordspower systems,electrical machines,power electronics,power converters
Course organiserDr Sasa Djokic
Tel: (0131 6)50 5595
Course secretaryMrs Megan Inch-Kellingray
Tel: (0131 6)51 7079
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