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Module Descriptor

MECHGM11 Electrical Machines and Power Electronic Systems

Code
MECHGM11
Alt. Codes(s) MECHGR11, MECHM009
Title Electrical Machines and Power Electronic Systems
Level MSc / MEng Level
UCL Credits 15
Start
September
End March
Taught by Various Guest Lecturers
  Dr Richard Bucknall Module Coordinator

Prerequisites:
Mathematics to second year undergraduate level to include complex number theory, ordinary differential equations linear, non-linear 1st order and linear 2nd order homogenous with constant coefficients. Electricity at first year undergraduate level to include basic theory and circuit analysis i.e. Kirchoff’s Laws, Ohm’s Law, Faraday’s law, Thevenin equivalent circuits, single-phase and dc circuit analysis.
Course Aims
To develop - an appreciation of the wide and diverse role in which electrical machines and power electronic systems are used; an understanding of design methods for electro-mechanical system design; and an ability to use analytical and computer simulation methods in their analysis.
Students having successfully completed the course will have the ability to:

  • Appreciate the range of electrical machines and power electronic systems and understand why different designs are being used in different applications.
  • Appreciate power electronic devices used in the control of different motors and generators and understand how these devices are used together to make a range of different drive systems.
  • Analyse constant and variable speed electrical drive systems so as to calculate key parameters such as torque, speed, efficiency, and power under steady-state and transient conditions.
  • Use computer based simulation tools to analyse electrical machine and power electronic system behaviour with an understanding of the mathematical algorithms upon which such tools are based.
  • Understand the ‘state of the art’ in electrical machines and power electronic systems and appreciate advanced materials and topologies that are influencing future designs.

Method of Instruction
Levelling (2 hrs); Classroom lectures (24 hrs); Computer based learning (2 hrs); Classroom tutorials (6 hrs); Revision (2 hrs). Assessment

The course has the following assessment components:

  • Written Examination (2 hours, 65%) to be sat in March.
  • 1 piece of coursework (10 hours 35%) to be submitted in January

Recommended Reading
Electrical Machines, Drives and Power Systems (6th Edition), Theodre Wildi, Prentice Hall ISBN-10:01031776916

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