ELECTRICAL MACHINES AND POWER SYSTEMS - 2017/8

Module code: EEE3038

Module provider

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Module Leader

UNDERWOOD CI Prof (Elec Elec En)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

JACs code

H600

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 117

Lecture Hours: 33

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Examination 2-HOUR, CLOSED BOOK WRITTEN EXAMINATION 100

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Advised pre-requisite: EEE2038 – Electronics IV: Electronics and Power Systems (5-epw), or equivalent learning.

Module overview

This module aims to introduce the operating principles of electrical machines used in the power stations. Further this module will cover to a greater depth the concept of power transmission using interconnected grid systems, overhead and underground power transmission and distribution systems.

Module aims

introduce the key principles of electrical machines, power generation and transmission

introduce the power distribution systems and interconnected grid systems.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Explain the operation of AC generators and transformers and its applications for power systems KC
Describe the basic operation of AC and DC power transmission and distribution systems KC
Demonstrate an understanding of the operation of interconnected grid systems KT
Compare the suitability of overhead and underground transmission systems C
Apply the theoretical knowledge to workout design problems on power generation, transmission and distribution systems PT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:

[1-2] AC generators: Introduction to alternators, Induced emf, Alternator on load, Synchronous reactance and voltage regulation, Parallel operation of two alternators and Design problems.

[3-4] Transformers: Operation of single phase transformer on no-load and load, Transformer with winding resistance and leakage resistance, Efficiency of a transformer, Parallel operation of single phase transformers, Introduction to three phase transformers and Design problems.

[5-6] Power system network: Structure of power system, Interconnected grid system, Comparison of AC and DC power transmission, Comparison of overhead and underground systems, Types of load, Load curves and Design problems.

[7-8] Overhead power transmission: Types of power transmission systems, Comparison of conductor materials, Selection of conductor size, Selection of transmission voltage and Design problems.

[9-10] Power Distribution Systems: Components of distribution system, Overhead and Underground system, Types of distribution systems, Selection and size of feeders, Introduction to DC and AC distribution systems and Design problems.

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: include regular lectures from Week 1 to 10. These lectures will include the problem solving sessions (30 hours: 3 hours lecture/tutorial per week for 10 weeks). Three hours of revision will take place in Week 11. Lecture notes will be provided and students are expected to do independent learning in addition to attending lectures and tutorials.

 

The learning and teaching methods include:


3 hours lecture per week x 10 weeks which includes class discussion and problem solving sessions.
3 hours in-class revision in Week 11.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their analytical skills, background understanding of the subject, problem solving skills as well as identify any transferable skills that are relevant to the power industry.


Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:



2 hours exam that accounts for 100%. The exam paper will be designed to test students’ theoretical knowledge as well as problem solving skills related to the learning outcomes of this module.



 

Formative assessment and feedback

Students will get verbal feedback after each problem solving sessions/tutorials.

Reading list

Reading list for ELECTRICAL MACHINES AND POWER SYSTEMS : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/eee3038

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Electronic Engineering MEng 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons) 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons) 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Electronic Engineering with Space Systems BEng (Hons) 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Electronic Engineering with Space Systems MEng 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Electronic Engineering with Nanotechnology BEng (Hons) 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Electronic Engineering with Nanotechnology MEng 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.