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Unit Overview

Description

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).

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Automation and Robotics Engineering; Electrical and Electronic Engineering major sequences
Outcomes

Students are able to (1) demonstrate an ability to work effectively in laboratory teams; (2) analyse two basic principles (generation of EMF and torque) that govern electromagnetic energy conversion and differentiate between motor and generator operation; (3) analyse the performance (regulation, losses and efficiency) of DC machines, transformers, induction and synchronous machines based on the equivalent circuits; (4) explain the working principle of transformers and AC electrical machines by using phasor diagrams ; (5) analyse torque-speed characteristics to develop speed control techniques for DC and induction motors; (6) develop transmission line parameters and power system representation; and (7) demonstrate compliance with work, health and safety regulations, codes and standards when operating electrical machines.

Assessment

Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) laboratory assignments and reports; (2) class tests; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Xinan Zhang
Unit rules
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
and ENSC2003 Engineering Electrical Fundamentals
Incompatibility
ENSC3016 Power and Machines
Advisable prior study
PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers
Contact hours
Lectures: 2 hours per week
Practical Classes: 2 hours per week
Laboratories: 9 hours per semester
Text

Chapman, S. J. Electric Machinery and Power System Fundamentals: McGraw-Hill 2002

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