EEE8102 : Design of Electrical Machines and Drives
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Nick Baker
- Lecturer: Professor Barrie Mecrow
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value:
To give a good grounding and some experience in the physical design of electrical machines and a broad understanding electrical drives selection criteria.
Outline Of Syllabus
The design of modern electrical drives, with consideration of the machine, power electronics and control requirements. Comparisons are made between drive types and typical application considered.
Magnetic and electric loadings; thermal design; winding design, choice of pole number, phase number, field and armature location. Permanent magnet machines; induction machines; switched reluctance machines; vector control of ac machines; applications characteristic of ac drives; comparative evaluation of different drives.
Use of commercially available software to perform machine analysis and design.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||24||0:30||12:00||Revision for final exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||1:30||1:30||Final exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||2:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||8:00||8:00||Reading specified articles|
|Guided Independent Study||Skills practice||1||20:00||20:00||Technical exercises|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||34:30||34:30||Review lecture notes, general reading, coursework completion|
Jointly Taught With
|EEE8015||Design and Analysis of Electrical Machines & Drives|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures provide the core material as well as guidance for further reading. Practical demonstrations are given during the lectures and in relevant research labs. Tutorial questions are given to assist the learning process.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|EEE8015||Design and Analysis of Electrical Machines & Drives||2||N/A|
|Computer assessment||2||M||40||1000 word report using software demonstrated in tutorial and analytical work.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Lectures provide the core material as well as guidance for further reading. Tutorial questions offer the opportunity for practice in analysis and synthesis and where necessary more direct tuition can be offered to smaller student groups. Some aspects of the course are further re-enforced through laboratory demonstrations. The examination aims to test the students' core knowledge and understanding of machine design principles including making suitable assumptions, simplifications and mathematical analysis. The coursework involves the use of commercially available machine design software, which is introduced in a lecture and supplemented by a worked tutorial. The coursework allows the students to demonstrate their ability to use the software, show some engineering creativity and further develop their communication skills. It also provides a good conduit for providing the students with mid-semester feedback.