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H63EDR Electric Motor Drives and their Applications
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 3

Target Students:    Available to JYA/Erasmus students.

Taught Semesters:

Spring Assessed by end of Spring Semester 

Prerequisites: H63PED preferred but not compulsory.

H63CSD Control Systems Design 
H63PED Power Electronic Design 

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This module provides an understanding of how electrical machines and controlled power converters combine to form variable-speed drive systems meeting the need of motive power applications. This module includes:

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 12 weeks1 per week2 hours

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Further Activity Details:
One 2-hour lecture per week. Demonstrations.

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Exam 1 100 2 hour exam, 3 compulsory questions 

Professor M Sumner

Education Aims:  This module introduces students to the concepts and operating principles of variable speed electric motor drives systems. The module will use a number of system examples to demonstrate how the drive systems are specified, designed, controlled and operated.

Learning Outcomes:  

By the end of the module, students should be able to;

  • demonstrate an appreciation of the advantages and disadvantages of specified types of variable speed motor drive systems
  • demonstrate an awareness of the technologies used to create a variable drive system
  • select and apply suitable variable speed motor drive systems for specified applications
  • apply analytical techniques to select and assess the performance of candidate variable speed motor drive technologies
  • Offering School:  Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

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