Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSM2177 - Electrical Energy Conversion and Transport (2012)

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MODULE TITLEElectrical Energy Conversion and Transport CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODECSM2177 MODULE CONVENERDr Mohammad Abusara (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 10
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 80
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

This module has been designed to develop the candidate’s basic knowledge of Electrical Energy Conversion and Transport. It gives an introduction into electrical machines including DC, synchronous and induction, and provides an introduction into instrumentation and control techniques. Building upon the previous knowledge gained from the Electrical and Electronic Principles module, the module provides a fundamental course in electrical engineering for the BEng Mining Engineering degree and BSc in Renewable Energy degrees. It is also a pre-requisite for the Network Engineering, Modelling and Management module (3rd year Renewable Energy only).

AIMS - intentions of the module

This course employs a theoretical, practical and multidisciplinary approach to enable students to develop a broad understanding of electrical machines, measurements and control of electric energy. At the end of this module students will gain confidence in their fundamental understanding, applications and practical knowledge of electrical machines, electrical energy conversion and transport, along with gaining a further insight into instrumentation and control systems.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module you should be able to demonstrate:

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge

1.Detailed knowledge and understanding of the analysis and design of different electric machines and energy conversion
2. Ability to apply computer-based models and the ability to assess the limitations of particular cases.
3.Extensive knowledge and understanding of a wide range of engineering materials and components used in electrical engineering

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge

4.An understanding of and an ability to apply a systems approach to engineering problems.
5.A wide knowledge and comprehensive understanding of design processes and methodologies.
6.An ability to generate an innovative design for products, systems, components or processes to fulfill new needs.

Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge

7.An ability to apply and integrate knowledge and understanding of other disciplines to support study of their own engineering discipline.
8.Understanding of use of technical literature and other information sources.

 

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

Week 1
Introduction: A simple AC generator, A simple DC generator, DC generators or dynamos, AC generators or alternators, DC motors, AC motors, Universal motors.

 

Week 2
Fundamentals of Electricity, Magnetism, and Circuits: Magnetic field intensity H and flux density B, B-H curve of vacuum, B-H curve of an magnetic material,

 


Week 3
DC Machines: Series generator, Shunt generator, Compound generator, Separately excited generator, Improving the waveshape, Induced voltage, No-Load operation and saturation curve, Load characteristics.

 


Week 4
Transformers: Elementary transformer, Polarity of a transformer, Ideal transformer at no-load, , Equivalent circuit of practical transformer, Losses and transformer rating, voltage regulation, Measuring transformer impedances, Analysis of Transformers.

Week 5
Induction Machines: Construction of Induction Motors, Types of Induction Motors, Operation of induction Motors, Rotating Field, starting Characteristics, Acceleration of a motor, Motor under load, Synchronous speed, Slip, Rotor Frequency, Estimating the currents, Active power flow, Speed Control, Braking of induction motors, Torque/Speed curve, effect of rotor resistance.

Week 6
Synchronous Machines: Number of poles, main features of the stator, main features of the rotor, Field excitation, Equivalent circuit of an ac generator,
 

 

Week 7
Synchronous Machines: No-load saturation curve, Synchronous reactance, Synchronous generator under load, Voltage regulation, Synchronization of a generator, Synchronous generator on an infinite bus, Active power flow, Synchronous Motors.


Week 8
Measurement and Instrumentation:  Measurement and conversion techniques, transducers, signal conditioning and digital sampling (ADC and DAC), and applications.

Week 9
Control Systems: Introduction to control systems, open loop and closed loop, analogue and digital control techniques, linear, non-linear, PID, PLC, and applications.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 40.00 Guided Independent Study 110.00 Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning & teaching activities 36

Lectures with integrated tutorials

Scheduled learning & teaching activities

4 Laboratory sessions
Guided independent study 110 Lecture & assessment preparation; prviate study

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Tutorial exercises Covered in the tutorial/lecture sessions 1-8

Students are given answers/solutions to self-assess

       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 30 Written Exams 70 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Examination 70 2 hours 1-8 Exam mark

Coursework: Laboratory report (20%) - plus online quiz assessment (10%) based on practical laboratories exercises

30 1500 words equivalent 1-8

Written comments (report)

Instant feedback (ELE Online Quiz)

         
         
         

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-reassessment
Summative assessment Additional summative assessment As above

August Ref/Def period

Examination Additional examination As above

August Ref/Def period

       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

As above 1 piece of CW (30%) and/or 1 Exam (70%)

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                       

Indicative web based resources:                                                                                                         

Lecture materials stored on ELE                                                                                                    

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Theodore Wildi Electrical Machines, Drives, And, Power Systems 6th Pearson International Edition 2006 10: 0131969188 [Library]
Set Allan R. Hambley Electrical Engineering: Principles and Applications Prentice Hall 2013 10: 0131989227 [Library]
Set Jimmie J. Cathey Electric Machines: Analysis and Design Applying MATLAB McGraw-Hill 2001 10: 0072423706 [Library]
Set N. S. Nise Control Systems Engineering 4th John Wiley 2004 0-471-44577-0 [Library]
Set Chapman, Stephen J. Electrical Machinery and Power System Fundamentals McGraw-Hill 2002 10: 0072291354 [Library]
Set Bhag S. Guru and Hseyin R. Hiziroglu Electric Machinery and Transformers 3rd Oxford University Press 2000 10: 0195138902 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 2 (NQF Level 5) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Wednesday 27 June 2012 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 17 October 2012
KEY WORDS SEARCH Electrical Energy, Conversion, Electrical Machines