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EE40137: Power electronics and machines

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To introduce and analyse electrical machines and power electronic systems for high-power applications; such as, industrial and traction drives, small-scale power generation, and power system control. To examine the operation, characteristics, and capabilities of commonly used systems and their control methods.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this unit the student should be able to: (i) Appreciate the steady state and dynamic characteristics of induction machines when used for medium- and high-power motoring and generating duties. Understand the development of synchronous machine models using reference-frame theory, and the use of such models in performance prediction and for control. (ii) Appreciate the characteristics and capabilities of high-power power-semiconductor devices, power conversion circuits, and converter control methods; understand selection criteria for matching power converter types and control methods with applications; and be able to undertake provisional performance assessments using specimen applications.

Skills:
Application of the information, techniques and methods discussed in the lectures, to the proposal of, and the carrying through of, appropriate solutions to engineering problems in high-power power-electronics and machines. Taught, facilitated and tested.

Content:
Induction machines: operation as motors and generators; space harmonic effects, and dynamic model. Large synchronous machines; operating characteristics, dynamic model, and introduction to vector control. AC-DC power conversion: thyristor converters, rectification, inversion, HVDC and drive applications, harmonic analysis. DC-AC power conversion: inverter types, managing output waveform distortion; and application in drives, reactive-power compensation and power-flow control. High-power power-semiconductor devices: characteristics, performance and application requirements.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

EE40137 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • UEEE-AFM12 : MEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEEE-AKM12 : MEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)

EE40137 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • UEEE-AFM01 : MEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEEE-AKM01 : MEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)
  • UEEE-AFM14 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology (Year 4)
  • UEEE-AKM14 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology with Year long work placement (Year 5)
  • UEXX-AFM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEXX-AKM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • UEME-AFM48 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEME-AKM48 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)

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