ES3E7-15 Power Systems and Electrical Machines
ES3E7-15 Power Systems and Electrical Machines
The aim of this module is to consider, in depth, the design and operation of synchronous, induction and DC machines. In addition, the module aims to provide an in depth knowledge of the modern power system as an interconnection of rotating electrical machines, transformers, transmission lines, switch gear, loads etc.
This is an indicative module outline only to give an indication of the sort of topics that may be covered. Actual sessions held may differ.
- Recap of 3-Phase AC system (Star systems, delta systems, phase quantities, line quantities)
- Recap of magnetic principles
- Rotating magnetic fields
- Design, control and operation of synchronous generators
- Design, control and operation of synchronous motors
- Design, control and operation of Induction machines
- Design, control and operation of DC Machines
- Per unit representation of power systems
- Single line models of transmission lines and transformers
- Formulation of the load flow problem
- Newton-Raphson and Gauss Siedel techniques in load flow calculations
- Symmetrical components and Faults in AC power systems
- System protection, Fault current limiters, circuit breakers, switch gear, etc
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
- Apply mathematical principles to solve analytical problems on electrical machines: synchronous, induction and DC motors for energy conversion in modern electro-mechanical systems.
- Evaluate the design and efficiency of electrical machines.
- Asses how power systems are designed, operated and controlled.
- Analyse the operation of modern technologies like transformers, transmission lines, circuit breakers etc.
- Laboratory based evaluation of Electrical Machine and Power System parameters
Indicative reading list
Electric Machinery Fundamentals, S.J. Chapman, 5th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2012.
Power System Analysis and Design, J.D. Glover, M.S. Sarma and T.J. Overbye, 6th edition, Cengage Learning, 2017.
Renewable energy systems research
Subject specific skills
Ability to conceive, make and realize electrical and magnetic systems for electrical energy conversion
Ability to develop economically viable and ethically sound sustainable solutions for power generation, transmission and distribution
Ability to be pragmatic, taking a systematic approach and the logical and practical steps necessary for electrical power generation problems and power systems control problems
Ability to seek to achieve sustainable solutions to electrical machine and power system problems and have strategies for being creative and innovative
Ability to be risk, cost and value-conscious, and aware of their ethical, social, cultural, environmental, health and safety, and wider professional engineering responsibilities pertaining to electrical machines and power systems
- Numeracy: apply mathematical and computational methods to communicate parameters, model and optimize solutions
- Apply problem solving skills, information retrieval, and the effective use of general IT facilities
- Communicate (written and oral; to technical and non-technical audiences) and work with others
- Plan self-learning and improve performance, as the foundation for lifelong learning/CPD
|Lectures||30 sessions of 1 hour (20%)|
|Practical classes||2 sessions of 2 hours (3%)|
|Other activity||2 hours (1%)|
|Private study||114 hours (76%)|
Private study description
114 hours Guided Independent Learning
Other activity description
2 x 1 hour Revision Class
No further costs have been identified for this module.
You must pass all assessment components to pass the module.
Assessment group D4
Written Lab Report (10 pages excluding figures)
Feedback on assessment
- Support through advice and feedback hours.
- Written feedback on marked laboratory report.
- Cohort-level feedback on final exam.
To take this module, you must have passed:
This module is Core for:
- Year 1 of RESA-H6P9 Postgraduate Research Wide Bandgap Power Electronics
- Year 3 of UESA-H605 Undergraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Year 4 of UESA-H60V Undergraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering (with Intercalated Year)
- Year 3 of UESA-H606 Undergraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng
- Year 4 of UESA-H607 Undergraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Intercalated Year
This module is Core optional for:
- Year 3 of UESA-H115 MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year
- Year 2 of RESA-H6P9 Postgraduate Research Wide Bandgap Power Electronics
- Year 1 of TESA-H643 Postgraduate Taught Electrical Power Engineering
- Year 1 of TESA-H642 Postgraduate Taught Energy and Power Engineering
UESA-H607 Undergraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Intercalated Year
- Year 3 of H607 Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Intercalated year
- Year 4 of H607 Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Intercalated year
This module is Optional for:
- Year 3 of UESA-H113 BEng Engineering
- Year 3 of UESA-H114 MEng Engineering
- Year 4 of UESA-H115 MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year
UESA-H11L Undergradaute Engineering (with Intercalated Year)
- Year 3 of H11L Engineering (with Intercalated Year)
- Year 4 of H11L Engineering (with Intercalated Year)
This module is Option list A for:
- Year 4 of UESA-H111 BEng Engineering with Intercalated Year
- Year 3 of UESA-H112 BSc Engineering