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Module Title LI Railway Traction
SchoolSchool of Engineering
Department Elec, Elec & Sys Engineering
Module Code 04 26933
Module Lead Stuart Hillmansen
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-30 hours
Tutorial-10 hours
Supervised time in studio/workshop-10 hours
Guided independent study-150 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description This module introduces students to components and systems used for diesel-powered and electrically-powered railway traction . It will cover all aspects of railway traction, including both AC and DC electrification systems, together with an analysis of the different options which are available for traction packages. These will include both AC and DC traction drives, and treatment of the operation of the necessary power electronic converters which are required to modulate the power received from the primary source.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module successful students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate a broad awareness of the operations of railway traction systems;
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the impact of traction drives on energy use of trains;
  • Demonstrate knowledge about the future trends of railway traction systems;
  • Utilise and apply this knowledge and awareness to practical railway design problems.
Assessment 26933-01 : Main Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
26933-02 : Coursework : Coursework (30%)
26933-04 : Quiz : Class Test (20%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Main assessment:
(50%) end of module exam
(20%) canvas quizzes
(30%) written report

Retake failed component with consideration for any restrictions imposed at time of assessment
Other None
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