Course Title: Develop engineering solutions for induction machine and control problems
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2014
Course Code: EEET7040C
Course Title: Develop engineering solutions for induction machine and control problems
School: 130T Vocational Engineering
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6120 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical
Course Contact: Program Manager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Marko Dumovic, GPO Box 2476V, Melbourne 3001
PHONE: +61 3 9925 4712
FAX: +61 3 9925 4377
Nominal Hours: 60
Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
UEENEEG149A, UEENEEE125A, UEENEEE126A AND UEENEEE129A
UEENEEE101A, UEENEEE104A, UEENEEG101A
UEENEEH114A, UEENEEE101A AND UEENEEE104A
This unit covers developing engineering solutions to resolve problems with induction machines and their controls. It encompasses working safely; apply extensive knowledge of induction machine operation and construction and their application, gathering and analysing data, applying problem solving techniques, developing and documenting solutions and alternatives.
Note: Typical motor problems are those encountered in meeting performance requirements and compliance standards, revising a machine operating parameters and dealing with machine malfunctions.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
UEENEEG145A Develop engineering solutions for induction machine and control problems
1. Prepare to develop engineering solution for induction machine problems.
1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
2. Develop engineering solution for induction machine problems.
2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
3. Test, document and implement engineering solution for induction machine problems.
3.1 Solutions to machine problems are tested to determine their effectiveness and modified where necessary.
Refer to Elements
Details of Learning Activities
You will involve in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates.
• Practical exercises
• Research activities
Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:
EA1.1. Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering
EA1.2. Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
EA1.3. In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
EA1.4. Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
EA1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
EA1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
EA2.1. Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
EA2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
EA2.3. Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
EA2.4. Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
EA3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA3.5. Orderly management of self and professional conduct.
EA3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership
Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency UEENEEG145A in the Assessment Matrix.
Learning and simulated work activities to demonstrate an understanding of typical motor problems encountered in meeting performance requirements and compliance standards, revising a motor operating parameters and dealing with motor malfunctions.
* Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the theory of three-phase electrical systems, operating principles of single-phase motor, three-phase motor, universal motor, controlling devices for various motors, various motor protection devices.
*Practical exercises involving design and construction of simple electrical motor control circuits and participate in research activities in the application of different control devices for various electrical motors. It involves the development of testing procedure to verify the performance specification, diagnosis of faults in the systems and completion of the commission.
* Research activities to investigate control devices for various types of electrical motors, and various motor protection device applications. It is expected that students would require approximately 20% of course hours to be allocated for independent study to do motor selection criteria, equivalent electrical circuit, motor control circuit design, construction, testing and problem solving activities
a) Construction of polyphase induction motors encompassing:
• squirrel cage motors
• slip-ring motors
b) Operating principles of polyphase induction motors; rotating magnetic field torque slip
c) Speed-torque relationships in induction motors encompassing:
• maximum torque
• torque – slip relationships
• types of motor squirrel cages
• power flow in the motors, efficiency
• torque units
• slip ring rotors
d) Induction motor performance testing
e) Induction motor starters
• starting requirements
• type of starters
• starting torque
• sarting dynamics
• mechanical loads
• starting duration
f) Reduced voltage starting
• starting dynamics
• change over conditions
• starting duration
• acceleration curves
g) Speed control of induction motors
h) Braking of induction motors
i) Motor protection
j) Motor selection
k) Induction motor maintenance/repair
l) Single phase induction motors
m) motor comissionning
Develop engineering solutions for induction machine problems include exercises on :
A Understanding the extent of the machine problem.
B Forming effective strategies for solution development and implementation.
C Obtaining machine parameters, specifications and performance requirements appropriate to each problem.
D Testing and solutions to machine problems
E Documenting instruction for implementation of solutions that incorporate risk control measure to be followed.
Engineering employment requires the capacity to work effectively in teams, to communicate effectively in both oral and writing and to learn effectively. In order to prepare students for employment as graduates they will be provided a quality assured teaching and learning environment which is conductive to the development of adult learning. Adult learning is characterised by the students accepting responsibility for their own learning and actively participating in the learning process as individuals and as contributors to the teams. Adult learning is the hallmark of a professional. The specific responsibilities as adult learners in respect of this subject are:
. to be aware of and to observe the regulations related to plagiarism
. to submit (on time) all work for assessment as required
. to complete all pre-reading and preparatory work prior to the class for which it will be used
. to effectively use the academic staff resources provided (consultation time, tutors, e- mail etc)
. to participate as an effective and honest member of a learning team
. to contribute effectively to a group of peers in a climate of mutual respect and to question each other and the academic staff when uncertain
The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:
|Week||Topic Delivered||Elements/Performance Criteria|
|1||Introduction to course, course guide, assessment, topics breakdown, resources, OHS issues||UEENEEG145A : 1.1, 1.2. 1.3.|
Motor construction, Speed torque characteristics
|UEENEEG145A : 1.1, 1.2. 1.3. 1.4.|
Electric Motor Parameters, Interpreting Manufacturers Data,Speed-torque relationships in induction. Newtons law of circular motion.
Developing engineering solutions for induction motor problems
|UEENEEG145A : 1.1, 1.5 1.3.|
|4||Determining Induction Motor Equivalent Circuit Parameters||UEENEEG145A 2.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5. 3.1,2 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5|
|5||Direct online motor starting, Developing engineering solutions for induction motor problems. Load charcteristics. Electrodinamometer.||UEENEEG145A 2.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5. 3.1,2 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5|
Written assessment on concepts of motoe speed toeque characteristics, efficiency, starting current
Test 1 ; Developing engineering solutions for induction motor problems
|UEENEEG145A 2.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5. 3.1,2 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5|
|7||Forward Reverse starting; Accumulative assessment : Practical Exercise||UEENEEG145A 2.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5. 3.1,2 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5|
|8||Induction motor starters,||UEENEEG145A 1.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4,1.3. 3.1,2 3.2, 3.3|
|9||Motor duty cycle ratings; Testing, documenting and implementing engineering solution for induction machine problems||UEENEEG145A 2.1, 1.2,1.3,2.4,2.5. 3.3, 3.4, 3.5|
|10||Motor Control Circuits and Motor Dynamics, Primary resistor starter||UEENEEG145A 2.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4,1. 2, 3.1,2 3.4, 3.5|
|11||Primary Resistance Starters, Autotransformer Starters||UEENEEG145A 1.1, 1.2,2.3,2.4,2.5. 3.1,2 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5|
|12||Starting slip ring induction motors; Capacitor Start/Run Motors, Universal Motor,||UEENEEG145A 3.1,2 3.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.5|
|13||DC Injection and Plug Braking||UEENEEG145A 2.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5. 3.1,2 3|
|14||Speed Control of Induction Motors,Star Delta Starters||UEENEEG145A 2.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4, 1. 2 3.2,|
|15|| Variable Speed Drives, Commissioning Procedures of Motor Drives|
Selection of AC motors; Motor Protection
|UEENEEG145A 1.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5. 3. 1, 1. 2 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5|
|16||Single Phase Motors, Split Phase Motors, Shaded Pole Motors||UEENEEG145A 2.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5. 3.1,2 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5|
|17||Final assessment||UEENEEG145A 2.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5. 3.1,2 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5|
|18|| Assessment feedback, catch-up test, laboratory work catch-up.||UEENEEG145A 1.1, 1.2,2.3,2.4,2.5. 3.1,2 3.2, 3.4, 3.5|
Marko Dumovic, Induction Machines
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Overview of Assessment
The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:
Assessment 1: Progressive Tests (Test 1 and Test 2)
Weighting towards final grade for Test 1 (%): 35
Weighting towards final grade for Test 2 (%): 30
Assessment 2: Practical exercises
Weighting towards final grade (%): 35
These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Assessment Mapping Matrix
|Element/Performance Criteria||Progressive Tests (Test 1 and Test 2)||Practical Exercises|
Progressive Tests ( 65%)
Written assessment on:
-Operating conditions and performance of induction motors.
-Selection and application the correct type and size of motor and starting system for a given drive specification.
-Selection of an appropriate size and type of motor for particular application.
-Selection of suitable protection system for a motor application
Practical exercises 35 %
Work performance laboratory exercise involving circuit design, construction and testing of a control circuit for specified electrical motor application.
Laboratory exercises on wiring motor starting, reversing and breaking circuits,
All laboratory exercises must be undertaken according to safe working practice .
Student has also to show an understanding of Occupational Health and Safety to an extent indicated by the following aspects:
• basic legal requirements covering occupational health and safety in the workplace
• the requirements for personal safety in the workplace
• identifying potential workplace hazards and suggested measures for accident prevention
• working safely with electrical tools or equipment
• emergency procedures for the rescue of an electric shock victim equipment
• emergency first aid for an electric shock victim
This course is graded using the following course grades-
Grade Grade level Competency Level
80-100 CHD Competent with High Distinction
70-79 CDI Competent with Distinction problem and use the most appropriate solution.
60-69 CC Competent with Credit
50-59 CAG Competency Achieved - Graded -
0-49 NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did not submit for Assessment
Students should be informed with the special consideration policy available at -
Assessment vs UEENEEG145A Elements & Performance Criteria
|UEENEEG145A Elements & Performance Criteria|
Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
|Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies|
|ALL AESSESSMENTS UEENEEG145A||3||3||3||1||1||1||3||3||1||1||1||3||2||3||1||1|
|0 (Blank)||Graduate attribute is not assessed|
|1||Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element|
|2||Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element|
|3||Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element|
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