Power Electronics & Drives

The aims of this module are to investigate current electronic motor drive technology as it applies to both DC and AC electric machines. The module is delivered by way of lectures, practical demonstration of motor and drive types and student simulation of a variety of drive circuitry using PSIM software.

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NFQ level 7 in Engineering or related discipline. Applicants with other qualifications and/or with relevant experience may also be considered through ATU Sligo’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.Classify power electronic devices and circuits.
2.Demonstrate an understanding of the principal limitations of power amplifiers
3.Analyse the operation of single and 3-phase controlled rectifier circuits
4.Perform computer aided solutions and simulations, where appropriate.
5.List and explain factors which impinge on motor systems maintenance, life expectancy, accuracy, stiffness of end effectors (Yaw, Pitch & Roll), environment. Velocity & Acceleration profiling
6.Solve motor failures issues due to high peak voltages and fast rise times (dv/dt)
7.describe in block diagram form the structure of a motor drive system.
8.Describe and apply the relationship between motor drives, loading dynamics and control.
9.Calculate the parameters for motor soft start systems.
10.Apply position and velocity control techniques (encoders, tachogenerators)
11.Carry out calculations involving load inertia, acceleration, efficiency and heat dissipation.
12.Apply hydrostatic drive and electrical clutch technology .
13.Understand the selection of gearboxes and gear heads for speed reduction design.

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