University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

ELEC ENG 3112 - Electric Drive Systems M

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 4 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: ELEC ENG 1101, ELEC ENG 2105
Incompatible: ELEC ENG 3104, ELEC ENG 4059
Assessment: Exam, Quizzes

This course introduces power electronics and electric drive systems. It includes the following topics. Characteristics of power electronic devices and their switching performance, power losses and thermal design. Classes of power converters: rectifiers; AC-AC converters; DC-DC converters, inverters. Voltage and current source converters. Hard and soft-switching and resonant circuits. Power supplies (uninterruptible, switched mode). Advanced energy-efficient motor drives: review of motor theory, power electronic control principles, vector and servo drives (stepper, DC, induction, brushless PM and switch-reluctance). Modulation methods. Theory motor and drive selection and application. System design, implementation and control, and computer interfacing. Electromagnetic interference.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20602 TU01 26 8 2 Aug - 13 Sep Tuesday 11am - 12pm Ingkarni Wardli, B23, CAT Suite
4 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 11am - 12pm Ingkarni Wardli, B23, CAT Suite
Note: This class will be delivered both online and face to face. Please refer to MyUni for details once enrolled.
Related Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
28857 LEC0 26 8 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.