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Actuators and Power Electronics

  • Course Code :
    EPR 442
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Area of Study :

The Overall aims of this course are: • Get familiar with the basic concepts of Single phase induction motors, Two phase machines, Special AC machines and applications in control systems • Understand Power Electronics Switching Devices, • Understand Power Electronics Controlling Devices, • Understand Computer simulation of power electronic circuits, • Describe other types of actuators and signal conversion • Design of process control and instrumentation systems used in industrial process.

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Actuators and Power Electronics

Single phase induction motors, Two phase machines and applications in control systems, Special AC machines. Power diodes, Power bipolar junction transistors, Thyristors, Rectifiers, Principles of power conditioning, Switching characteristics of power semiconductor devices, Computer simulation of power electronic circuits, Analysis, design, and applications of power converters.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Describe different control components
2- Define requirements for application of single phase induction motors, two phase machines and special ac machines in control systems.
3- Explain other different types of actuators (electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic actuators).
4- Describe different types of power electronics switching devices and controlling devices.
5- Define computer simulation of power electronic circuits, analysis, design and applications of power converters.
6- Select the suitable final control element

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Design process control systems applying appropriate knowledge and principles.
2- Select appropriate solutions for engineering problems based on analytical thinking.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Select international standards for developed design methods.
2- Apply gained hardware and software skills to design in diverse mechatronics applications

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Collaborate effectively within multidisciplinary team.
2- Communicate effectively


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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Single Phase Induction Motors 4 2 2
Two Phase Machines 4 2 2
Special AC Machines 4 2 2
Applications of Electrical Machines in Mechatronics 4 2 2
Principles of Signal Conversion 4 2 2
Other Electrical Actuators 4 2 2
Switching Power Electronics Devices 6 3 3
Controlling Power Electronics Devices 6 3 3
Computer Simulation of Power Electronic Circuits 4 2 2
Final Control Elements 4 2 2
Case Studies 8 4 4
Pneumatic Actuators 4 2 2
Hydraulic Actuators 4 2 2

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lecturing
Problem based learning
Discussion
Project
Search

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
1st Mid term 15.00 6
2nd Mid term 15.00 11
Assignments 10.00
Final Exam 40.00 15
Participation 10.00
Quizzes 10.00

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Books:

Book Author Publisher

Course notes :

Course Notes (in MS Power Point or PDF format)

Recommended books :

• Condensed Handbook of Measurement and Control, N. E. Battikha, 3rd Edition, 2007 ISA–The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society • Fundamental of Industrial Instrumentation and Process Control, William C. Dunn, 1st edition, 2005 McGraw-Hill

Periodicals :

Periodicals, Web Sites, … etc

Web Sites :

Any web site on control systems

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