MECT08007 2013 Power Electronics and Drives 402

General Details

Full Title
Power Electronics and Drives 402
Transcript Title
Power Electronics and Drives
Code
MECT08007
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

The aims of this module are to investigate current electronic motor drive technology as it applies to both DC and AC electric machines.The module is delivered by way of lectures, practical demonstration of motor and drive types and student simulation of a vareity of drive circuitry using PSIM software.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Analyse the operation of single and 3-phase controlled rectifier circuits

2.

Perform computer aided solutions and simulations, where appropriate.

3.

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

4.

Analyse the behaviour of coventional AC Induction motors

5.

Comprehend the operation of AC VAriable Speed Drives and DC motor drives.

6.

Develop the AC motor equivalent circuit and the DC motor transfer function for conventional machines.

Module Assessment Strategies

End of semester written exam complemented by continuous practical/simulation work and a mid term continuous assessment paper

Indicative Syllabus

Power Electronics

  • Single and 3-phase controlled rectifier circuits
  • Power converters
  • Simulations
  • Motor types , servo, stepper, brushless DC, AC Induction.
  • Electronic Drive Control, VSD and DC drives
  • Applications of motor drives.
  • Digital drive distributed-control, harmonic drives
  • Adjustable speed drives
  • Loading dynamics and control, feedback applications.
  • Tune servo speed and position control systems
  • Encoders, tachogenerators
  • High speed industrial applications

 

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 Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % Week 4 4,5
2 Practical Evaluation Simulation and practical evaluation of motor performance Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % OnGoing 2,4
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 60 % End of Term 1,3,4,5,6
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Problem Based Learning Engineering Laboratory Paratical 2 Weekly 2.00
Lecture Lecture Theatre Theory 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

 

Bimal  K. Bose

Modern Power Electronics and AC Drives

Prentice Hall Ptr

2001

Hughes, Austin

Electric Motors and Drives

Newnes

2006

Other Resources

Acces to Simulation software both in and outside of class contact time

Additional Information

None