This unit introduces students to the operation principles and characteristics of electrical machines and transformers as well as the physics behind the operation of these machines. Students will gain a thorough understanding of transformers, DC motors, induction machines and synchronous machines. This unit prepares students to undertake future studies in Electrical Power Engineering.
|Unit name||Electrical Machines and Transformers|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Evan Franklin|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Explain the operation of motors, generators and transformers using knowledge of magnetic circuit laws and fundamental circuit laws.
- Solve problems related to the operation, characteristics and implementation of motors, generators and transformers.
- Determine electric and magnetic field strengths and their effects in and around electrical machinery.
- Predict and model the effects of magnetic induction on moving parts of machinery by making use of Maxwell's equations.
- Analyse, draw conclusions and report the results of physics and electrical machines experiments.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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Prerequisites(ENG104 or KAA1xx Engineering Circuits) and (KME271 or KMA252)
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:KNE223
3 lectures and 1 tutorial per week, 5 x 3 hour labs
|Assessment||Test or quiz (10%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (40%)|Laboratory/practical (15%)|Laboratory/practical (20%)|Assignment (15%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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