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Module Title LH Power Electronics and Power Systems
SchoolSchool of Engineering
Department Elec, Elec & Sys Engineering
Module Code 04 30037
Module Lead Dr P Tricoli
Level Honours Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-40 hours
Tutorial-8 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-8 hours
Guided independent study-144 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description Students will build upon their knowledge of single phase and three phase systems, transformers, switching devices and transmission lines, to develop an understanding of the issues behind power conversion systems, power transmission & distribution systems, perform power flow studies using analytical methods and computational tools, analyse reactive power and voltage control of power transmission and distribution systems as well as fault current calculations.

The course explains the method to evaluate performance and characteristics of single-phase and three‐phase rectifiers and inverters. The control of AC rotating machines and power quality issues are presented as examples of application. Lectures on theory and operating principles will be backed up by tutorials on practical case studies and laboratory exercises on computer simulations and experimental tests.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Perform design calculations and rate the devices for rectifiers and inverters
  • Calculation of power quality indices for circuits with power converters;
  • Design differential mode filters with damping to mitigate power quality issues;
  • Evaluate steady‐state performance and variable-speed operations of AC machines.
  • Introduce the structure of electrical power transmission & distribution systems
  • Calculate power flows and voltage profiles of electrical power transmission & distribution systems using analytical methods and computational tools
  • Explain the techniques for operation and control of electrical power transmission & distribution systems
  • Explain the design and control of network systems to maintain statutory voltage and levels and frequencies
  • Analyse power transmission & distribution systems using analytical methods and computational tools
  • Perform calculations on fault levels and fault protection systems
Assessment 30037-01 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
30037-02 : Design Report : Coursework (25%)
30037-03 : Design Report : Coursework (25%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Main assessment:
One 2-hour exam (50%)
Two design reports (50%). 25% for each report.

No reassessment for level H modules
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