Power Systems and Machines

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Power Systems and Machines

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ENB103 or ENB250

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This is a core unit that develops the basic topics essential for an electrical engineer working in areas that include the resources sector, the process industries, electrical power utilisation, electric power generators as well the electricity supply industry. Topics covered in machines include magnetic circuits, single phase and three phase transformers; electric machines including electromechanical energy conversion, reluctance motors, induction motors, synchronous machines, D.C. machines, stepper motors, P.C. motors; motor control; heating, cooling and rating. Power system topics include power generation and energy sources, electricity market operation, fault calculations, basic protection and power system operation, in particular real and reactive power control.
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this unit you should be able to:
    1. Calculate transmission line parameters and modelling power transmission lines
    2. Calculate and analyse loadflow and faults in power systems using a per-unit system
    3. Calculate power flow for 2-bus systems
    4. Identify fundamentals of power system economics, generation costs, tariffs, market rules and performance
    5. Explain principles of single and three phase transformers operation and performance (winding, testing, losses and efficiency)
    6. Select a suitable dc and ac motor for a particular mechanical load characteristic.

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