ENSC3016 Power and Machines
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 3 core unit in the Electrical specialisation in the Engineering Science major sequence
- Category B broadening unit for students
- Level 3 elective
- This unit covers the theory of three-phase circuits, transformer models, DC and AC machines (synchronous and induction), equivalent circuits and performance relations (torque-speed relation, speed and voltage regulation, efficiency calculation).
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate an ability to work effectively in laboratory teams; (2) analyse and compare two basic principles (generation of EMF and torque) that govern the electromagnetic energy conversion; (3) develop equivalent circuits for DC machines, transformers, induction and synchronous machines; (4) develop phasor diagrams for transformers, induction and synchronous machines; (5) using equivalent circuits, analyse and assess the performance (regulation, losses and efficiency) of DC machines, transformers, induction and synchronous machines; (6) differentiate between motor and generator operations for DC, induction and synchronous machines; (7) analyse torque-speed characteristics to develop speed control techniques for DC and induction motors; (8) develop transmission line parameters and power system representation; and (9) explain the working of special purpose electrical machines including single phase induction motors.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) laboratory assignments and reports; (2) class tests; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Herbert Iu
- Unit rules
- Contact hours
- 60 (lectures: 36 hours; tutorials: 12 hours; labs: 12 hours)
Chapman, S. J. Electric Machinery and Power System Fundamentals: McGraw-Hill 2002
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