Short Title:Electrical Systems & Networks
Full Title:Electrical Systems & Networks
Module Code:ELNT H2002
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Mechanics and metal work
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Reviewed By:DIARMUID RUSH
Module Author:PAUL DILLON
Module Description:This module demonstrates to the student where the basic principles of electro-magnetism translate into industrial actuators such as DC motors, AC motors and Stepper motors. This module will apply knowledge of the National Rules for Electrical Installations to allow the graduate to work safely with electrical panels. Finally the module aims to equip students with the ability to read and understand drawings of electrical installations and hence communicate with other professional engineers
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the application of the National Rules for Electrical Installation to the design of electrical panels for the supply of electrical motors.
LO2 Explain the use and operation of safety systems.
LO3 Describe various methods of speed control for DC/AC Motors.
LO4 Describe the working principle of stepper motors and brushless motors and be able to describe applications of them.
LO5 Analyze the requirements for sizing a motor for an application.
LO6 Analyse a series of AC Loads and be able to predict power factor and correction requirements.
LO7 Describe the principles of field bus systems.
LO8 Describe the applications of some of the main field bus systems.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation DC Motor: Test the Efficiency Charateristics of a DC Shunt wound Motor (assessed by individual report) 3 5.00 Week 3
Practical/Skills Evaluation AC Motor: Demonstrate the Torque Speed Characteristics of AC Motor with Variable Speed Setting (assessed by individual report) 3,5 5.00 Week 5
Multiple Choice Questions Fieldbus Systems: Compare and contrast a number of different Field Bus Systems 7,8 5.00 Sem 1 End
Practical/Skills Evaluation Build a electrical panel for Direct On Line Starting for Single Phase motor using standard compoents. 1,2 10.00 Week 7
Assignment Case Study on Sizing a motor for a example loads 3,4,5 5.00 Week 9
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,7,8 70.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class Based Instruction 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical Lab Experiment 1.00 Every Second Week 0.50
Tutorial Question and Solution Session 1.00 Every Second Week 0.50
Independent Learning Time Write up Reports and Practice Questions 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class Based Instruction 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical Lab Based Experiment 1.00 Every Second Week 0.50
Independent Learning Time Write up Reports and Practice Questions 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Question and Solution Session 1.00 Every Second Week 0.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Theodore Wildi 2006, Electrical machines, drives, and power systems, 6th Ed., Pearson Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, N.J. [ISBN: 0131776916]
  • Augie Hand, 2011, Electric Motor Maintenance and Troubleshooting, 2nd Edition, 2nd Ed. [ISBN: 0071763953]
  • Edward Hughes, revised by Ian McKenzie Smith 1995, Hughes electrical technology, 7th edition Ed., Longman,
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EAMEC_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 4 Mandatory
TA_EAUTO_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering (Automation) 4 Mandatory
TA_EAMEC_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 4 Mandatory
TA_EAUTO_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (Automation) 4 Mandatory