Postgraduate Course: Power Engineering Fundamentals (MSc) (PGEE10037)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will develop understanding of fundamental building blocks of a modern electrical power system, ranging from high capacity generation to low power point of use power supplies.
The students gain analysis and skills in three core areas, power systems, electrical machines and power electronics.
Power Electronics: The concept of switch mode power conversion will be developed starting with basic circuits and extended to more complex topologies and functions, including the generation of two and three phase ac waveforms.
Electrical Machines: Transient and variable speed control of synchronous and induction machines will be developed, in the context of generation in power networks and variable speed systems in wind energy. The use of power electronic converters to achieve variable speed control will link into the power electronics aspect of the course. Electro-mechanical and thermal analysis of transients and variable speed will be developed.
Power Systems: This part of the course will consider a number of relevant technical and engineering aspects of operation, control and protection of electrical machines and power supply systems with distributed generation.
A range of case studies will be used to illustrate: how power electronics may be applied to real world applications; control and operation of networks with distributed generation; calculation or estimation of short circuit fault currents and overcurrent protection settings.
1. Introduction to switch mode power conversion.
2. DC/DC Converters (Buck analysis to be covered in detail with introduction to other base topologies).
3. Isolated DC/DC converters
4. DC/AC Converters (Topology and Modulation and Harmonics)
5. Introduction to losses and heatsinking.
1. Variable speed control of induction machines & 4-Q operation.
2. Doubly Fed Induction generators for wind energy.
3. Electromechanical analysis of machine transients.
4. Thermal analysis and machine rating.
5. Machine sizing and design
6. Duty cycle analysis for different applications.
1. Control Systems and Stability of Synchronous Generators.
2. Operation of Distributed Generators in Power Supply Systems.
3. Balanced Per-Unit Short Circuit Fault Analysis.
4. Power System Protection Equipment.
5. Overcurrent Protection: Operate Currents, Device Characteristics, Time and Amplitude Discrimination.
6. Overcurrent Protection Case Study.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 33,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Written Exam 100%
||Opportunity for feedback at interactive sessions (tutorials and discussion space)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Have a sound understanding of the operation of power electronic converters and their use in power systems applications.
- Be able to explain how power electronic converters can be used to control electrical motors and generators.
- Have an understanding of the design and operation of electrical machines used in renewable energy and other applications.
- Have a good understanding of control, operation and transient performance of synchronous machines and understand how simple power systems containing distributed generation should be designed, operated and protected.
- Understand basic principles of power system protection and be able to calculate short circuit fault currents and overcurrent protection setting.
|Power Electronics: Converters, Applications and Design: N. Mohan et al., (Wiley, ISBN 0-471-22693-9)|
Electric Machinery Fundamentals: Chapman (McGraw Hill)
Power Systems Analysis: H. Saadat/Grainger & Stevenson (McGraw Hill)
Electrical Machines, Drives and Power Systems, Theodore Wildi (Pearson)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Stephen Finney
Tel: (0131 6)50 5724
|Course secretary||Miss Jo Aitkenhead
Tel: (0131 6)50 5532