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Course Details

Power Electronics and Machines


Cranfield University
School of Engineering
Contact Provider
Cranfield
1 Week
Short Course
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£1,700.00
Delegates should have a good understanding of electrical principles; resistance, capacitance and inductance, basic RLC circuits, Ohm’s and Kirchhoff’s laws, DC systems and AC (single phase and three phase) circuits.
Cranfield University, College Road, Cranfield, MK43 0AL, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

This course introduces and analyses electrical machines and power electronic systems for high-power applications; for example, industrial and traction drives, small-scale power generation, and power system control. In addition, the course examines the operation, characteristics, and capabilities of commonly used systems and introduces aspects of electrical transmission and distribution.

Course Objectives

On completion of the course, you will learn to:

  • Assess the key features and operational advantages of electric machines and their converter systems
  • Identify and appraise the main configurations and components of an electric power conversion system comprising electric machines and converters.
  • Critically evaluate the steady-state characteristics of different subsystems in an electric power conversion application.
  • Assimilate suitable stakeholder requirements and make recommendations for different system designs, include the appropriate component sizing and control methods in an power conversion application.
  • Appreciate the operations of electric power systems, and identify all key subsystems.
  • Design and plan future extensions or modifications of existing power systems.
  • Systematically develop computer simulation models of the electromechanical systems and use those models to evaluate the effectiveness of different technology options and control methods.

Course Topics

  • Transformers and Electrical Machines
    • Fundamentals of Electromagnetism and Electric Power Conversion
    • Transformer Operations
    • DC Machines - motors, generators & control
    • AC Machines - synchronous & asynchronous
  • Power Electronics and Power Converters
    • Overview of semiconductor switches - Diodes, IGBTs, MOSFETs
    • Boost/buck converters - operation, control and design
    • Multi-phase converters - operation, control and design
    • Switching strategies of converters
  • Applications to Renewable Energy Systems
    • Wind generator systems
      • General types of electric machines
      • Converter types and configurations
    • Photovoltaic generators  
      • General types of silicon photovoltaic
      • PV configurations and integration
  • Basics of Electric Power System
    • Introduction and overview to Centralised Power System
    • Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
    • Power flow and compensation
    • Power dispatch and Control
  • Advanced Electric Grid
    • Underground Cable design
    • Fault analysis
    • Protection system
    • Stability and dynamics analysis with the application of FACTS devices
    • Smart grid

Who should attend?

Delegates should have a good understanding of electrical principles; resistance, capacitance and inductance, basic RLC circuits, Ohm’s and Kirchhoff’s laws, DC systems and AC (single phase and three phase) circuits.

Course Delivery

The course will be delivered as lectures, supported by tutorials, design exercise, and laboratory demonstrations. All delegates will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the course.


*PLEASE NOTE: Course dates provided are currently provisional and may change; confirmed dates will be provided shortly or upon registration.




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