Sensors and Machines

Course code ELEC2131Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Not to count for credit with the course ELEC2120

This course introduces the theory of magnetic circuits and the machines, actuators and sensors that operate on these principles. Topics considered may include three phase circuits, magnetic circuits, transformers, electromechanical energy conversion, solenoids, introductory machines and sensors operating on magnetic principles.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesThe course aims to introduce the theory necessary to undertand and anlayse magnetic circuits. The theory is then applied to the common electric machines and sensors that utilise magnetic circuits in their operation. Students should form an understanding of these machines and sensors operation and limitations.
ContentThree phase circuits
- Balanced and unbalanced circuits
- Power
Magnetic circuits
- Magnetic fields
- MMF
- Magnetic flux
- B-H characteristics
Transformers
Electromechanical energy conversion
- Energy stored in a magnetic field
- Inductance
- Electromagnetic force
- Elementary concepts in rotating machines
Eletromagnetic actuators
- Relays
- Solenoids
Introductory Machines
- DC machines
- Synchronous mahcines
- Induction machines
Sensors operating on magnetic principles
Replacing Course(s)ELEC2130
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeELEC1300
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Laboratory
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: Formal
Laboratory Exercisesrefer to course handout
Other: (please specify)Assignments as per the course handout
Quiz - Classmid-semester quiz
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 18 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Tutorial: for 6 hour(s) per Term for Full Term