Postgraduate Course: Power Engineering Laboratory (MSc) (PGEE11218)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course aims to provide to students a hands-on experience of fundamental aspects of power engineering, including electric machines, power electronics, systems and control, through a series of laboratory practicals. The topics covered in this lab include are:
Power Electronics: DC-DC Converters covering a modern switch modern switch power supply that includes protection and control features. Following completion of a series of 3 lab sessions students will submit a group presentation and undergo a group viva examination.
Electrical Machines: 3-phase induction and synchronous machines in motor and generator modes.
The students working in groups are carrying out lab exercises supported by academic and technical staff. Following the completion of each topic they submit a group report.
- Introduction to power engineering laboratory: topics covered and lab induction.
Indicative laboratory practicals:
- Induction and synchronous machines: experimental characterisation, testing, reliability, and efficiency assessment.
- DC-DC converters: switching patterns, ripple, switching frequency, load impact, effect of inductor sizing, interpreting device and control IC datasheets
Week 1 19/09/2022 Intro-Lecture 1 Hour Slot
Week 2 26/09/2022
Week 3 03/10/2022 Power Electronics Week 1 - Introduction Lab
Week 4 10/10/2022 Power Electronics Week 2
Week 5 17/10/2022 Power Electronics Week 3
Week 6 24/10/2022 Power Electronics Catch Up - Power Points Due End of Friday 28/10/22
Week 7 31/10/2022 Power Electronics - Viva Exams
Week 8 07/11/2022 Machines Week 1
Week 9 14/11/2022 Machines Week 2
Week 10 21/11/2022 Machines Week Catch Up - PowerPoints Due End of Friday 25/11/22
Week 11 28/11/2022 Machines - Viva Exams
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Good knowledge of Power Engineering.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 2,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 27,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Gain practical understanding of electrical power engineering fundamentals;
- Develop skills on characterisation and modelling of electrical machines;
- Develop understanding of the operational characteristics of 3-phase machines at steady state and under transients;
- Gain practical experience of power electronics and measurement techniques for power electronics and machines;
- Gain experience of control applications on various aspects of power engineering.
|S. J. Chapman, 'Electric Machinery Fundamentals', McGraw Hill, ISBN 007108617X.|
Mohan, Undeland & Robbins, 'Power Electronics : Converters, Applications, and Design', 3rd Edition, Wiley, ISBN 9780471226932.
H. Saadat, 'Power Systems Analysis', 2nd Edition, McGrawHill, ISBN 0072848693.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Power Engineering Laboratory,Electric Machines,Power Electronics,Power Systems
|Course organiser||Dr Paul Judge
|Course secretary||Mrs Megan Inch-Kellingray
Tel: (0131 6)51 7079