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Microprocessors as Part of Electric Drives and Processing Plants

Programme Summary

Major: 13.04.02 Power Industry and Electrical Engineering

Degree: Master

Course units:

  1. Setting up a microprocessor and a microcomputer.
  2. Microcomputer as part of an automatic electric drive.

Activities:

  1. Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  2. Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  3. Office-hours.

Total hours – 216

Total points – 6

Laboratory classes – 26

Midterm assessment –Examination

Energy and Resource Conservation by Means of Automatic Electric Drive

Programme Summary

Major: 13.04.02 Power Industry and Electrical Engineering

Degree: Master

Course units:

  1. Principles of resource and energy conservation
  2. Power saving in fixed-speed motor drives
  3. Variable frequency drive as the main means of energy and resource conservation
  4. Issues of resource saving

Course contents:

  1. The course looks at theoretical and practical aspects of automatic electric drives used for power and resource saving in industry and everyday life.

Activities:

  1. Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  2. Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  3. Office-hours.

Total hours – 144

Total points – 4

Laboratory classes – 39

Midterm assessment –Examination

Variable Frequency AC Drives

Programme Summary

Major: 13.04.02 Power Industry and Electrical Engineering

Degree: Master

Course units:

  1. Introduction. Key concepts and definitions. Up-to-date AC drives and their prospective development. Frequency converters in electric drives. Aims and structure of the course.
  2. Electromechanical properties of an induction motor with an open-loop frequency control system and with scalar controls
  3. Study of induction drive vector control systems
  4. Study of synchronous variable frequency motor drives

Course contents:

  1. Up-to-date variable frequency AC drives: General information;
  2. Theoretical and practical skills of selecting, calculating and setting up components of up-to-date variable frequency AC drives;
  3. Theoretical and practical skills of tuning up control systems used in up-to-date variable frequency AC drives.

Activities:

  1. Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  2. Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  3. Office-hours.

Total hours – 288

Total points – 8

Laboratory classes – 48

Midterm assessment – Examination

Variable Speed DC Drives

Programme Summary

Major: 13.04.02 Power Industry and Electrical Engineering

Degree: Master

Course units:

  1. Thyristor converter
  2. Thyristor Converter/Motor
  3. Microprocessor controlled thyristor converters
  4. Concurrent operation of thyristor converters.
  5. Study of the Drive Monitor software to be used for Siemens converters.
  6. Parameterization of a microprocessor controlled thyristor converter.
  7. Creating different effects at the input of an electric drive control system.
  8. Application of free functional blocks of a SIMOREG converter.
  9. Study of an electric drive control system with an EMF feedback.
  10. The ‘Thyristor Converter/Motor’ system parameter calculation and circuit regulator calculation.
  11. The ‘Thyristor Converter/Motor’ system modelling in MATLAB.
  12. Modelling of an electric drive control system with an EMF feedback.
  13. Study of an electric drive control system with a motor speed feedback.
  14. Modelling of an electric drive control system with with a motor speed feedback.
  15. Study of a dual-zone motor speed control.
  16. Modelling of a dual-zone drive control.
  17. Study of operation of two electric drives via a point-to-point interface.
  18. Modelling of an electric drive position control system.

Course contents:

  1. Up-to-date variable speed DC drives: General information;
  2. Theoretical and practical skills of selecting, calculating and setting up components of up-to-date variable speed DC drives;
  3. Theoretical and practical skills of tuning up control systems used in up-to-date variable speed DC drives.

Activities:

  1. Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  2. Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  3. Office-hours.

Total hours – 252

Total points – 7

Laboratory classes – 223

Midterm assessment – Examination

The Issues of Today’s Science and Production (Power Engineering)

Programme Summary

Major: 13.04.02 Power Industry and Electrical Engineering

Degree: Master

Course units:

  1. Introduction. Contents and structure of the course. Today’s basis of power electronics.
  2. Design of today’s electric drive ‘Frequency Converter - Induction Motor’.
  3. Pulse-width modulation: Overview.
  4. Active front-end converter:  Distinctive features, design, control algorithms.
  5. Modern design solutions for multi-motor drives with a common DC link.
  6. Three-tier frequency converter – main circuit, output voltage generation principle, means to control power key.
  7. Powerful variable frequency drives with 12- and 18-pulse rectifiers.

Course contents:

  1. Introduction. Contents and structure of the course. IGBTs and IGCTs as modern-day basis for power electronics: Design and key features.
  2. Design of today’s electric drive ‘Frequency Converter/Induction Motor’. Capacitor pre-charge unit in a DC link. Design features of DC bus as part of a frequency converter.  Overvoltage during transistor switching and main types of snubber circuits. Cooling of frequency converter power keys.
  3. Pulse-width modulation (PWM): Overview. Classic PWM. Modified PWM algorithms: PWM with third harmonic injection, with reduced switch count.
  4. Active front-end converter:  Distinctive features, design, control algorithms. Design and function of LCL filter in an active front-end converter. Active front end control diagram. Synchronizing active front-end converter with the mains supply.
  5. Modern design solutions for multi-motor drives with a common DC link. Performance and electromagnetic compatibility of such drives.
  6. Three-tier frequency converter – main circuit, output voltage generation principle, means to control power key. Comparative analysis of two- and three-tier frequency converters.
  7. Powerful variable frequency drives with 12- and 18-pulse rectifiers. Connecting network transformers to build polyphase circuits. Harmonic composition of voltage and current consumed by powerful electric drives.

Activities:

  1. Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  2. Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  3. Office-hours.

Total hours – 72

Total points – 2

Laboratory classes – 15

Midterm assessment – Pass/fail examination

Foreign Language

Programme Summary

Major: 13.04.02 Power Industry and Electrical Engineering

Degree: Master

Course units:

  1. Basics of technical translation and speech culture
  2. Basics of business correspondence
  3. Basics of business communication

Course contents:

The aim of this course is to help develop a set of cultural skills to enhance social, cultural and professional adaptation in a dynamic highly competitive professional environment.

Activities:

  1. Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  2. Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  3. Office-hours.

Total hours – 72

Total points – 2

Laboratory classes – 13

Midterm assessment – Pass/fail examination with a grade

Additional Mathematical Chapters in Power and Electrical Engineering

Programme Summary

Major: 13.04.02 Power Industry and Electrical Engineering

Degree: Master

Course units:

  1. Sets and functions
  2. Binary relations and graphs
  3. Finite automation
  4. Binary group codes

Course contents:

  1. Expanding the mathematical apparatus which forms a theoretical basis of today’s engineering sciences and their practical applications
  2. Mastering of statistical analysis and projection methods currently used in engineering
  3. Learning how to apply correlation, regression and dispersion analyses in one’s professional sphere
  4. Building skills of formulating and verifying statistical hypotheses in one’s professional area

Activities:

  1. Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  2. Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  3. Office-hours.

Total hours – 72

Total points – 2

Laboratory classes – 30

Midterm assessment – Pass/fail examination

Computer, Network and Information Technology

Programme Summary

Major: 13.04.02 Power Industry and Electrical Engineering

Degree: Master

Course units:

  1. Principles of data processing. Information and its presentation. Computer as a data processor.
  2. Deployment of industrial networks. Structure of application packages. Matlab Simulink. The Drive Monitor software for data exchange and SIMOVERTVC and SIMOREGMD programming.
  3. Visualization of test and calculated data, preparation of video presentations. Up-to-date editing and printing software. 
  4. Prerequisites for development and evolution of computing networks. Introduction to neurocomputers.

Course contents:

This course gives a theoretical background in a number of areas related to engineering and modelling of different automated electric drive systems. The course gives an idea about modelling of DC and AC drive elements, focuses on understanding tasks and assumptions that form the basis for calculations and on engineering assessment of the outcome.

Activities:

  1. Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  2. Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  3. Office-hours.

Total hours – 144

Total points – 4

Laboratory classes – 30

Midterm assessment – Pass/fail examination

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