Postgraduate Course: Electromechanical & Electronic Energy Conversion Systems (IDCORE) (PGEE11091)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course aims to give students an excellent working knowledge and understanding of the theory, technology and practice of electrical energy conversion and conditioning in offshore renewable energy converters. Equipping them to gain maximum benefit from direct/indirect exposure to the practice & challenges in electrical generators, power electronics and control during their industrial projects.
1. Challenges of electromechanical systems in offshore renewables.
2. Characteristics of geared, hydraulic, air & waterturbines, and direct drive systems.
3. Modelling tools for electrical machine design: magnetic circuit equivalent circuits and finite element analysis
4. Basic electromagnetic design principles and characteristics of electrical generators: induction, synchronous, PM machines and switched reluctance.
5. Thermal aspects of electrical machines.
6. Manufacture of electrical generators.
7. Characteristics and applications of different types of power electronic switches, thyristors, GTO, IGBT, GCT, MOSFET.
8. Standard power converter circuits: DC-DC, AC-DC & DC-AC.
9. Characteristics of integrated electro-mechanical systems with power converter topologies for different drivetrain options.
10. Control of drivetrains for optimum energy capture.
11. Grid connection of electro-mechanical systems.
12. Reliability issues.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Take home exam (50%)
Oral presentation: seminar and questions (50%)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- A critical understanding of the challenges for design of drivetrains in offshore renewable energy converters
- An understanding of the analytical and numerical modelling techniques used in generator design, in particular induction, synchronous, permanent magnet and reluctance machines
- An understanding of the various components in power converters and their interface to prime mover grid.
- Control of drivetrains and power converters to optimise energy conversion from prime mover to grid of different electromechanical drivetrains.
- The synthesis of outputs from research papers in electrical machines and power converters in all of the above aspects
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Offshore Renewable Energy,Professional Doctorate
|Course organiser||Dr Markus Mueller
Tel: (0131 6)50 5602
|Course secretary||Dr Katrina Tait
Tel: (0131 6)51 9023