# MECT08006 2013 Power Electronics and Drives 401

### General Details

Full Title
Power Electronics and Drives 401
Transcript Title
Power Electronics and Drives 1
Code
MECT08006
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
MECT - Mechatronics
Department
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Niall Colleary
Description

On successful completion of this module the student will demonstrate competence in AC circuit analysis ,an understanding of  electro-magnetic theory as applied to the construction and operation of DC motors and an ability to evaluate and demonstrate the behaviour of  electronic DC drive circuitry.

### Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Classify power electronic devices and circuits.

2.

describe in block diagram form the structure of a motor drive system.

3.

Apply Phasor techniques to problems in AC Network analysis, particularly to those circuits containing reactive impedances.

4.

Develop the concept of an electric motor from first principles with the aid of electrical and electro-magnetic theory.

5.

Evaluate the behaviour of basic converter circuits with the aid of computer simulation software.

6.

Analyse the behaviour of a variety of conventional DC electric motors.

### Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous assessment taking the form of regular practical work , written assignments and worksheets on each topic as the course progresses. A theory examination sat at the end of the course.

### Indicative Syllabus

• Complex Algebra, the j operator, inductive and capacitive impedances, AC network calculations for voltage current, Z,  and power phasors (S)
• Single and 3-phase controlled rectifier circuits, discussion of SCRs
• Simulations of converter circuits (PSIM or equivalent).
• Electrical theory, electro-magnetism, the primitive motor, the conventional DC machine.
• DC drive technology.
• Motor equivalent circuit problems.

### Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

### Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Assignment Written assignment to take place mid-semester Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % OnGoing 3,4
2 Practical Evaluation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % OnGoing 1,2,5

### End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,6

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Theory /Tutorial 2 Weekly 2.00
Practical Engineering Laboratory Simulations/evaluations 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

### Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources
 Authors Title Publishers Year Giorgio Rizzoni, Principles and Applications of Electrical Engineering, Revised fourth edition, McGraw-Hill, 2004 Bimal  K. Bose Power Electronics And Motor Drives: Advances and Trends Academic Press 2006 Hughes, Austin Electric Motors and Drives Newnes 3rd ed. 2006 Richard Crowder Electric Drives and Electromechanical Systems: Applications and Control Newnes 2006
Other Resources