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MMF 111 : Introduction to Engineering Science: Energy and Power


This section shows main aspects of the module MMF 111 : Introduction to Engineering Science: Energy and Power

Aims

The aim of this module is:

To explore fundamental principles of power generation and utilisation through the application of science

Intended Learning Outcomes


On completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Knowledge and Understanding

On completion of this module students should have a knowledge and understanding of approaches to the production, transmission and utilisation of power and energy through engineering applications.

2. Skills

Skills and Attributes

(i) On completion of this module students should be able to describe a number of fundamental engineering systems, how they work and the scientific principles that underpin them. They should be able to solve simple problems associated with the systems and carry our routine calculations.

(ii) On completion of this module students should be able to conduct and analyse data from 
a simple laboratory experiment.

Content

- Thermodynamic cycles and the Internal Combustion Engine.

- Electricity generation and Electric motors.

- Introduction to mechanical power transmission, levers, shafts, gears, belts and hydraulic multiplication.

- Aircraft, Thrust lift and drag.

- Introduction to feedback control.

Teaching and Learning

Activity  Type
Hours
Comments
Practical Classes and workshop
-
Tutorial
-
Lecture
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Guided independent study
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TOTAL
100
TTotal student effort for the module: 100 hours

Comprising 22 hours lectures and tutorials and a 2-hour practical exercise

Assessment

Assessment Type
Weigth
Exam Length
Coursework
30%
Exam
70%
1.5h
TOTAL
100

Assessment is through an assignment report (30%) and a 1.5 hour unseen examination (70%).

Readings

WARNES, L. A. A. (Lionel A. A.)., 1998. Electronic and electrical  engineering:[principles and practice]. Macmillan.

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Lecture Plan -BRIEF-

LECTURE 0: Module Presentation.

LECTURE 1: DC Circuit Fundamentals - Application of Ohm's Las and Kirchoff's Laws to analysis of DC power circuits.

LECTURE 2: Calculation of current and power in DC circuits.

LECTURE 3: AC Circuit Fundamentals, Analysis of AC power circuits with resistance, capacitive reactance, and inductive reactance. Power factor calculation and phasor diagrams.

LECTURE 4: Calculation of impedance, current and power in AC circuits.

LECTURE 5: Calculation of Power (P), reactive voltamps ( Q) , and supply voltamps AC circuits

LECTURE 6: Electromechanical. Power Conversion.

LECTURE 7:  AC generator fundamentals, and equivalent circuit.

LECTURE 8: Electrical Power Generation: Design, Construction and Performance Prediction and Automatic Voltage Control.

LECTURE 9: Rotating magnetic field, induction motor Torque/Speed characteristics and control of Induction Machine.

LECTURE 10: DC Machines: Design, Construction and control of Torque (motor) or generated voltage (generator).

LECTURE 11: Revision.

Lecture Plan -TEACHING MATERIAL-

LECTURE 1: DC Circuit Fundamentals - Application of Ohm's Las and Kirchoff's Laws to analysis of DC power circuits.

LECTURE 2: Calculation of current and power in DC circuits.

Video: How AC generator Works
Video: Phasor Diagram and Timedomain Representation on Resitor
Video: Phasor Diagram and Time-domain Representation on Inductor
Video: Phasor Diagram and Timedomain Representation on Capacitor

LECTURE 3: AC Circuit Fundamentals, Analysis of AC power circuits with resistance, capacitive reactance, and inductive reactance. Power factor calculation and phasor diagrams.

LECTURE 4: Calculation of impedance, current and power in AC circuits.

LECTURE 5: Calculation of Power (P), reactive voltamps ( Q) , and supply voltamps AC circuits

LECTURE 6: Electromechanical. Power Conversion.

LECTURE 7:  AC generator fundamentals, and equivalent circuit.

LECTURE 8: Electrical Power Generation: Design, Construction and Performance Prediction and Automatic Voltage Control.

LECTURE 9: Rotating magnetic field, induction motor Torque/Speed characteristics and control of Induction Machine.

LECTURE 10: DC Machines: Design, Construction and control of Torque (motor) or generated voltage (generator).

LECTURE 11: Revision.

TUTORIAL: AC Machines


TUTORIAL: Power and Powe Factor

TUTORIAL: AC Power