This unit introduces students to Magnetic circuit theory. Students will be required to undertake calculation of forces on moving charges, and analyse various magnetic circuits. DC machines, as motors and generators, will be discussed including the development and application of equivalent circuits in the performance analysis of DC machines. Transformer fundamentals including applications of transformers in power systems and their performance analysis using equivalent circuits will be covered. Single phase and three phase Induction machines will be investigated including the application of equivalent circuits in the performance analysis of induction machines. The starting methods of induction motors will be explored. Other topics that are critically reviewed in this unit are: synchronous machines, generator operations and analysis, motor operations and analysis, synchronous generator performance on infinite bus, synchronous condensor, power factor calculations and corrections.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
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This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):