TRON08001 2009 Power Electronics & Drives

General Details

Full Title
Power Electronics & Drives
Transcript Title
Power Electronics & Drives
Code
TRON08001
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
TRON - Electronics
Department
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
10 - 10 Credits
Duration
Stage
Fee
Start Term
2009 - Full Academic Year 2009-10
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Niall Colleary
Programme Membership
SG_EMECH_K08 201300 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Engineering in Mechatronics SG_EMECH_K08 201300 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Engineering in Mechatronics SG_EMTRN_K08 201900 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronic Engineering SG_EMTOL_K08 202000 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronic Engineering SG_EROBO_H08 202000 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Robotics and Automation
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.

Classify power electronic devices and circuits.

2.

Demonstrate an understanding of the principal limitations of power amplifiers

3.

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

4.

Perform computer aided solutions and simulations, where appropriate.

5.

List and explain factors which impinge on motor systems maintenance, life expectancy, accuracy, stiffness of end effectors (Yaw, Pitch & Roll), environment. Velocity & Acceleration profiling

6.

Solve motor failures issues due to high peak voltages and fast rise times (dv/dt)

7.

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

8.

Describe and apply the relationship between motor drives, loading dynamics and control.

9.

Calculate the parameters for motor soft start systems.

10.

Apply position and velocity control techniques (encoders, tachogenerators)

11.

Carry out calculations involving load inertia, acceleration, efficiency and heat dissipation.

12.

Apply hydrostatic drive and electrical clutch technology .

13.

Understand the selection of gearboxes and gear heads for speed reduction design.

Indicative Syllabus

Power Electronics and Electromagnetism

  • Voltage regulators
  • Power amplifiers
  • Single and 3-phase controlled rectifier circuits
  • Power converters
  • Simulations
  • High peak voltages and fast rise times (dv/dt)
  • Motor failures
  • Motor systems maintenance.
  • Life expectancy, accuracy
  • Stiffness of end effectors (yaw, pitch & roll), environment. Velocity & acceleration profiling.
  • Electronic Drive Control
  • Applications of motor drives.
  • Digital drive distributed-control, harmonic drives
  • Adjustable speed drives
  • Loading dynamics and control
  • Tune servo speed and position control systems
  • Motor soft start systems
  • Encoders, tachogenerators
  • High speed industrial applications

 

Transmission Systems  

  • Load inertia, acceleration, efficiency and heat dissipation.
  • Transmission systems
  • Gears, clutches, couplings, harmonic drives
  • Hydrostatic drive and electrical clutch technology
  • User interfaces and software to motor control
  • Gearboxes and gear heads for speed reduction

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 Either Christmas and Spring exam or weekly moodle tests Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13
2 Practical Evaluation Pratical work Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN UNKNOWN % End of Year 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Theory 1 Weekly 1.00
Problem Based Learning Engineering Laboratory Paratical 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 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

Richard Crowder

Electric Drives and Electromechanical Systems: Applications and Control

Newnes

2006

Other Resources

None