Co-lecturer: Professor L. Ran
Module Information (Last offered 2014-15)
This 15 CATS module is one of the third year modules for:
- Fundamentals of electrical power engineering
- Magnetic Systems and passives
- Power factor correction for electrical systems
- Power Systems, Load flow analysis
- Flexible AC Transmission systems
- Synchronous, induction and DC machines
- Fundamentals of power electronics for electric drives
- Case studies (Electric vehicles, trains, air-craft and wind turbines)
By the end of the module the student should be able to...
- Understand the principles of operation and analysis of electrical power systems.
- Calculate the power requirements of machines and prepare a specification for a drive system. Select appropriate drive components to meet a specification.
- Analyse critically the operation of a drive system and formulate and test hypotheses about its operation.
- Use appropriate instruments to measure the performance of a system. Analyse and present the results in a concise, informative and readable way.
- Magnetic systems
- Passive components and DC transients
- Fundamentals of electrical power in AC systems and power factor correction
- 3 phase star and delta connected systems
- 3 phase transformers
- Fundamentals of load flow analysis and Power systems
- Synchronous Machines
- Induction Machines
- DC Machines
- Introduction to Power Electronics for electric drive systems
- Case studies
This module includes 25 hours of lectures, 5 hours of seminars, 2 hours of examples classes and 6 hours of laboratory sessions.
Required self-study: 112 hours
A 15 CATS module: 70% examined via a 3 hour paper
Exam rubric information
- 4 compulsory questions
and 30% assessed consisting of laboratory report (10%) and test (20%).