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ELEC5734: Foundations of Electrical Energy Conversion Systems (2014 - Semester 2)
|Unit:||ELEC5734: Foundations of Electrical Energy Conversion Systems (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Electrical & Information Engineering|
Dr Sathiakumar, Swamidoss
|Session options:||Semester 2|
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|Brief Handbook Description:||This unit of study aims to give students a good understanding of electrical energy conversion techniques and equipment.
Students who successfully complete this unit will
1) have a broad view of electrical energy conversion systems including transformers, DC machines, induction machines and synchronous machines;
2) be able to analyze and solve problems in transformers and electric machines;
3) have gained confidence in their ability to undertake more advanced study in the power area.
The following specific topics are covered: magnetic circuits, inductance, sinusoidal excitation, hysteresis and eddy current loss, permanent magnets, electromechanical energy conversion, singly-excited and doubly-excited systems, transformers, single-phase, equivalent circuit parameters, three-phase transformers, autotransformers, DC machines, separate excitation, shunt excitation, series excitation, and compound excitation, efficiency, armature reaction, induction machines, revolving field, equivalent circuit, squirrel cage machines, measurements of the parameters, DC resistance test, no-load test, blocked-rotor test, synchronous machines, field relationships, power-angle relationships, salient pole machines.
|Assumed Knowledge:||Following concepts are assumed knowledge for this unit of study: familiarity with circuit theory, electronic devices, ac power, capacitors and inductors, and electric circuits such as three-phase circuits and circuits with switches, the use of basic laboratory equipment such as oscilloscope and power supply.|
Dr Mitchell, Keith
|T&L Activities:||Tutorial: 8 sessions of 2-hr tutorials to work through problems to enhance concepts
Laboratory: 5 sessions of 3-hr lab to reinforce theoretical concepts and to develop practical skills
Project Work - own time: Teamwork based design project on machine drives
Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.
|Attribute Development Method||Attribute Developed|
|The students will be encouraged to interpret the data given as well as published data from the literature to solve the problems.||Design (Level 3)|
|An appreciation that electrical conversion systems are based on the principles and knowledge of science and mathematics. An ability to apply electrical conversion systems along with the basics of science and mathematics to engineering problem solving.||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)|
|An ability to identify, utilize an locate appropriate information resources including literature, and electronic media. An ability to conduct experiments and to analyse and interpret data from those experiments.||Information Seeking (Level 3)|
|The tutorials and design project offered are interactive in nature and will develop good communication skill among the students.||Communication (Level 3)|
|The design project offered is interactive in nature and need leadership and team work in order to complete the project in limited time and resources.||Project and Team Skills (Level 2)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.Design (Level 3)
Lab Report: 5 Laboratory Experiments
Project: A design project on analysis, design and control of electrical energy conversion systems
Mid-Sem Exam: To monitor students` progress and provide feedback to students
Assignment: Assignment on current R&D of electrical energy conversion systems
Final exam: final exam
Participation: To encourage students to actively participate in tutorial discussions.
Note: MPE students in this parallel taught unit will have different assessments from BE students through extra tasks in projects/assignment and separate exam questions/papers.
|Policies & Procedures:||See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.|
Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
|Online Course Content:||http://www.eelab.usyd.edu.au/ELEC3206/index.html|
Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp
|Week 1||UoS Review and Review of electric power circuits|
|Week 2||Magnetic circuits|
|Week 5||DC machines and control|
|Week 6||DC machines and control|
|Week 7||AC machinery fundamentals|
|Week 8||Induction machines|
|Assessment Due: Mid-Sem Exam|
|Week 9||Induction machines|
|Week 10||Synchronous machines|
|Week 11||Synchronous machines|
|Week 12||Special motors|
|STUVAC (Week 14)||This week is left free for independent study.|
|Exam Period||Any Exam or Quiz worth more than 30% of the final assessment will be scheduled in this two week period.|
|Assessment Due: Final Exam|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
|Master of Professional Engineering (Power)||2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015|
|Graduate Certificate in Engineering||2011|
|Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical)||2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015|
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Design (Level 3)||Yes||26.66%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)||Yes||26.66%|
|Information Seeking (Level 3)||Yes||40%|
|Communication (Level 3)||Yes||0%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)||No||0%|
|Project and Team Skills (Level 2)||Yes||6.67%|
These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.