ELEC ENG 4059 - Power Electronics & Drive Systems
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2016
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General Course Information
Course Code ELEC ENG 4059 Course Power Electronics & Drive Systems Coordinating Unit School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge ELEC ENG 1009 or ELEC ENG 1010, ELEC ENG 2008 Course Description Characteristics of power electronic devices, switching characteristics of devices, power losses and thermal design. Classes of power converters and their operations: rectifiers; AC-AC Converters; DC-DC Converters, Inverters. Voltage and current source converters. Hard and soft-switching and resonant circuits. Power supplies (uninterruptible, switchmode)
Advanced energy-efficient motor drives: review of motor theory, power electronic control principles, vector and servo drives (stepper, DC, induction, brushless PM and switched-reluctance). Modulation methods. Theory motor and drive selection and application. System design, implementation and control, and computer interfacing. EMI in Power Electronics Systems.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Nesimi ErtugrulCourse Coordinator and Lecturer: Assoc. Prof Nesimi Ertugrul
Phone: 8313 5465
Office: IW 3.54
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.The detailed time table will also be made available during the first lecture to accomodate variations.
Course Learning OutcomesAfter completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Understand the components of power electronics and learn their key characteristics.
2. Understand the basic operation, losses and efficiency of the power electronics converters.
3. Use various methods to analyse power electronics circuits.
4. Develop a good insight about the practical issues in power electronics circuit design.
5. Gain skills to understand operational issues and limitations of practical converters in industrial applications.
6. Understand the application requirements of converters in given applications.
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Required ResourcesA set of course notes, supporting materials for assignments will be available for downloading from the course web site.
Recommended ResourcesThere are no further recommended resources.
Online LearningExtensive use will be made of the MyUni web site for this course, https://myuni.adelaide.edu.au/webapps/login .
Course notes, tutorial problems and solutions and practice problems will all be available for downloading from the web site.
Where the lecture theatre facilities permit, audio or video recordings of lectures will also be available for downloading.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course primarily relies on lectures as the primary delivery mechanism.
Tutorials supplement the lectures by providing exercises and computer aided simulations to enhance the understanding.
Tutorials will be delivered to review the previous material and to provide a problem based learning activity. In addition, continuous assessment activities provide the formative assessment opportunities for students to gauge their progress and understanding.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Activity Contact Hours Workload hours Lecture + Review+ Tutorial 23 lectures + 2 Review + 7 Tuts 32 96 In-class quizzes 2 2 16 TOTALS 34 112
Learning Activities Summary
Activity Sessions Week Topic Lecture 1-2 Introduction, power
electronics definition, coverage, history and applications
3-4 Power Electronics devices
and their characteristics, losses.
5 Thermal design of power
electronics circuits, protection, sensors and isolation devices
6-8 Power Electronics converter topologies: Rectifiers : single-phase,
three-phase, phase inductance effects
Operating modes AC/DC converters
Review Review lecture for power
9 AC choppers, cycloconverters 10-12 DC/DC converters : buck and
boost converters, two and four quadrant operation
Review Review lecture for dynamic
behaviours of R,C and L
13-14 Inverters : single-phase, three-phase 15-16 Switched-mode power supplies
Uninterruptible power supplies
17 Motor Control Principles and Servo Drives
Open and closed-loop control
Speed and position feedback devices : encoders,
resolvers, Hall-effect, tachometers
18-19 DC motor control :
dynamics, four quadrant operation
20 Stepper motors : variable
reluctance, permanent magnet, hybrid, linear
21 Brushless permanent magnet
22-23 Induction motors : characteristics, soft-starting, vector control
Switched reluctance motors : characteristics, power electronic circuits
Tutorial 1 2 Sample questions 2 3 Sample questions 3 5 Sample questions 4 6 Sample questions 5 8 Sample questions 6 9 Sample questions Quiz 1 4 2 7
Specific Course RequirementsNot applicable
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Type Weighting Due Date Learning
Two in-class quizzes Summative 25% each Weeks 5 and 10 All Final Examination Summative 50%
Assessment Related RequirementsIt is NOT necessary to achieve a minimum mark in the exam.
Failure to attend a quiz(zes) the student will obtain a mark of 0%.
Assessment DetailEach quiz will cover the material delivered up to a given quiz time, and the final
examination will cover the entire material including lecture notes, tutorials
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M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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