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Postgraduate Course: Advanced Power Electronics and Machines (MSc) (PGEE11194)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will expand understanding of power electronics and machines taught up to Level 10 by introducing more advanced power electronics and machines technologies and their design. The course will show how power electronics and machines are enabling technologies for many applications in energy and transport, such as renewables and electric vehicles. The combined course will address individual aspects of power electronics and machines, such as design and modelling of specific types of converter or topologies of machine, but will also address the integration of power electronics with machines for generation and drive system applications. Students will be introduced to new machine concepts, such as permanent magnet machines, switched reluctance machines, and superconducting machines including their control using power electronic converters. Condition monitoring and diagnostic techniques of machines will be introduced. In the power electronics part, student┐s knowledge of 3-phase inverters will be expanded, and new topologies such as multi-level converters will be introduced. Applications from energy and transport will be used throughout the course.
Course description Applications of Power Electronics and Machines in Energy Systems and Transport.
Modelling and Design Techniques for Electrical Machines
Permanent Magnet Machines and power electronic control.
Switched Reluctance Machines and their control
Superconducting machines.
Condition Monitoring of Machines
Case studies : transport and renewable energy
Modelling and modulation of three Phase inverters including the use of two axis representations.
High capacity, high voltage power converters including Thyristor based and modern multi-level voltage source converters.
Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS).
Grid interfaces Renewable Generation
Power Electronics for HVDC systems.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 33, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 141 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) tbc
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Apply fundamental electromagnetic theory to electrical machines and electro-magnetic devices;
  2. Better understanding of the fundamental design of electrical machines, in particular induction, permanent magnet and switched reluctance machines;
  3. Have a sound understanding of the operation of circuits and modulation techniques for high capacity, power electronic converters;
  4. To understand system requirements and appropriate designs for power converters in power system applications such as Flexible AC Transmission Systems, High Voltage DC transmission and machine drives;
  5. Be able to explain how power electronic converters are used to manage power flows in electrical motors, generators and power networks.
Reading List
Power Electronics: Converters, Applications and Design: N. Mohan et al., (Wiley, ISBN 0-471-22693-9)
Design of Brushless Permanent-magnet Motors (Monographs in Electrical and Electronic Engineering) by J. R. Hendershot Jr and T. J. E. Miller
Electronic Control of Switched Reluctance Machines (Newnes Power Engineering Series) edited by T.J.E Miller.
Voltage-Sourced Converters in Power Systems: Modelling, Control, and Applications, Amirnaser Yazdani, Reza Iravani,( ISBN: 978-0-470-52156-4)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsPower Electronics,Electrical Machines,3-phase inverters,HVDC,Permanent Magnet Machines,Machine Desig
Course organiserDr Markus Mueller
Tel: (0131 6)50 5602
Course secretaryMiss Jo Aitkenhead
Tel: (0131 6)50 5532
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