Module Catalogues

Drives, and Power Generation, Transmission and Relaying

Module Title Drives, and Power Generation, Transmission and Relaying
Module Level Level 3
Module Credits 5.00

Aims and Fit of Module

To understand the nature of the load on a power system and the way in which it is supplied by generators and transmitted to consumers.
To introduce students to a range of electrical machines (AC & DC) using the concepts of rotating magnetic fields, co-energy.
To facilitate the prediction of machine performance by the use of equivalent circuits.
To introduce students the relays popularly used in electrical machines and systems
To give the students an appreciation of the steady and transient operation of an integrated power system in terms of the electrical and other constraints on power flow.
To give students an appreciation knowledge with an introduction to the relay elements and work.
To understand the complex power flow in a network, including grounding in the matrix analysis of the network and load flow analysis.

Learning outcomes

A. Understand the physical laws of electromagnetism and mechanics in electrical machines in analyzing their performance and characteristics, as well as the physical rules in power generation, transmission and distribution. 
B. Analyze different electrical machines or power system issues by classical methodologies, such as equivalent circuits, complex number theory and rotating magnetic fields. 
C. Master the skills in predicting performance of various machines, solving power flow and dynamics in power system and synchronizing of synchronous machines. 
D. Show experience and enhancement of the skills in independent learning, problem solving and design.

Method of teaching and learning

This module will be delivered through a combination of formal lectures, tutorials and supervised laboratory sessions.