ELEC ENG 3104 - Electric Drive Systems

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2018

This course introduces power electronics and electric drive systems. It includes the following topics. Characteristics of power electronic devices and their switching performance, power losses and thermal design. Classes of power converters: rectifiers; AC-AC converters; DC-DC converters, inverters. Voltage and current source converters. Hard and soft-switching and resonant circuits. Power supplies (uninterruptible, switched mode). 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. Electromagnetic interference.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ELEC ENG 3104
    Course Electric 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
    Incompatible ELEC ENG 4059
    Assumed Knowledge ELEC ENG 1100, ELEC ENG 2101
    Course Description This course introduces power electronics and electric drive systems. It includes the following topics. Characteristics of power electronic devices and their switching performance, power losses and thermal design. Classes of power converters: rectifiers; AC-AC converters; DC-DC converters, inverters. Voltage and current source converters. Hard and soft-switching and resonant circuits. Power supplies (uninterruptible, switched mode). 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. Electromagnetic interference.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Nesimi Ertugrul

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    After completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1.   Describe and classify power quality issues in a power system; explain the importance of power quality;

    2.  Apply the concept of fault level to simple power systems to analyse fault conditions, voltage dips and harmonic voltages;

    3.  Explain the importance of Australian Standards; perform comparisons with the powerquality harmonic current and flicker limits given by the standards;

    4.  Apply symmetrical component theory to analyse unbalanced steady-state operation ofinduction motors;

    5.   Explain the meaning of condition monitoring and its applications;

    6.  Explain general testing techniques, standards, limits and the advantages anddisadvantages of the most frequently used condition monitoring technologies;

    7. Explain testing techniques for specific machine types, such as induction motors,synchronous motors and transformers;

    8.   Apply prognostics models and modern data acquisition and processing methods forcondition monitoring;

    9.   Develop practical skills in using voltage, current and flux sensors, processingsignals to obtain frequency spectra and analysing the results for powerquality and condition monitoring testing. Present results in a written.

    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1-9
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    1-9
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    9
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
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  • Assessment

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    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative
    Due (week)*
    Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes
    Quizzes (3) 70 Individual Summative Weeks 4, 9, 12 Min 40%  1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
    Experiements 25 Individual Summative Weeks 6, 13 Min 40%  2. 3. 7. 8.
    Tutorial Preparation (4) 5 Individual Formative Weeks 3, 4, 9, 12 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
    Total 100
    * The specific due date for each assessment task will be available on MyUni.
     
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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    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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