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Module

EEE8155 : Design and Analysis of Electrical Machines & Drives

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Barrie Mecrow
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To give a good grounding and some experience in the physical design of electrical machines and a broad understanding electrical drives selection criteria.

Outline Of Syllabus

The design of modern electrical drives, with consideration of the machine, power electronics and control requirements. Comparisons are made between drive types and typical application considered.

Magnetic and electric loadings; thermal design; winding design, choice of pole number, phase number, field and armature location. Permanent magnet machines; induction machines; switched reluctance machines; vector control of ac machines; applications characteristic of ac drives; comparative evaluation of different drives.

Use of commercially available software to perform machine analysis and design.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture122:0024:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00Coursework preparation
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion360:3018:00Revision for final exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Final exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture62:0012:00Seminar
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading18:008:00Reading specified articles
Guided Independent StudySkills practice23:006:00Technical exercises
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity160:0060:00Student-led seminars
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study140:0040:00Review lecture notes, general reading around and beyond the syllabus
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures provide the core material as well as guidance for further reading. Practical demonstrations are given during the lectures and in relevant research labs. Tutorial questions are given to assist the learning process. Students undertake guided independent study, which is introduced and discussed in seminar work. Coursework material includes an extended computer aided design assignment and laboratories.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A60N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Computer assessment2M401000 word report using software demonstrated in tutorial and analytical work.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Lectures provide the core material as well as guidance for further reading. Tutorial questions offer the opportunity for practice in analysis and synthesis and where necessary more direct tuition can be offered to smaller student groups. Some aspects of the course are further re-enforced through laboratory demonstrations. The examination aims to test the students' core knowledge and understanding of machine design principles including making suitable assumptions, simplifications and mathematical analysis. The coursework involves the use of commercially available machine design software, which is introduced in a lecture and supplemented by a worked tutorial. The coursework allows the students to demonstrate their ability to use the software, show some engineering creativity and further develop their communication skills. It also provides a good conduit for providing the students with mid-semester feedback. Laboratories are formative in nature, giving practical experience and understanding.

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