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EE3557: ELECTRICAL POWER ENGINEERING (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:27


Course Overview

The course studies the systems for the generation, transmission and use of electrical energy.  The per-unit notation system is introduced. Basic approaches in the three phase AC systems analysis are introduced.  Three-phase induction and synchronous machines are studied, and a simple equivalent circuit for the machine is derived and used to explore the operating limitations of each type of the machine.  Modern power conversion methods are discussed for conversion between AC and DC.  This discussion includes power electronic switches and the basic topology of rectifiers, DC-DC converters and inverters.  The advantages of switching conversion techniques over traditional circuits are highlighted.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Dragan Jovcic

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

One component of the coursework is the Design of an electromagnet   (15 mark)

A scenario is presented which gives specifications for an electromagnet to be used. Data sheets on core sizes and weights are given as are data sheets on different wire sizes and weights. The specification given also provides the temperature, mass, size restrictions and required force. Using the available data along with ideas from a design lecture covering the relevant theory the students are required to specify a final design, giving details of the core and the coil to be used for the final electromagnet.  A part of this design is assessed on ethics topics.

Students also carry out the following two experiments in the laboratory: (10% mark)

  • Three-phase full wave rectification is studied with different loads on DC side and DC waveforms are examined for a range of firing angles on 100V, 2A rectifier (5% mark). 
  • The Slip ring induction machine: an investigation of the torque, current and power vs. speed curves of a slip ring induction machine with different rotor characteristics (5%).

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 27 - 29, 30 - 32, 33 - 35
  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 26 - 35, 39
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 26 - 35, 39

More Information about Week Numbers


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Design Project (15%)

SIMULINK Experiment (10%)

Open-book Exam (75%)

Resit

Resit failed components of assessment(s)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILOs can be found in the school's course guide

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