Course Title: Develop engineering solutions for induction machine and control problems
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2016
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
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Appointments by email
Nominal Hours: 60
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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:
Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency UEENEEG145A in the Assessment Matrix.
This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:
EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base
EA1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.
EA 2. Engineering Application Ability
EA 2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
EA 2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.
EA 3. Professional and Personal Attributes
EA 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA 3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA 3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA 3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.
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 commissioning
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, Motor duty cycles. Calculatig motor Prms||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||Motor dynamics, Calculation of acceleration time||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|
Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated time is minimum 20 hours outside the class time.
Marko Dumovic, Induction Machines
All of the above resources are available from library at http://www.saiglobal.com/online/autologin.asp
- Multimedia Resources, to assist student learning and assessment will be placed on School’s internal network drive (S:\C6120)
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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|
Assessment 1: Progressive Tests 1 (%): 35 and Test 2 (%) 30 Weeks 6 and 17
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
Assessment 2: Practical exercises 35 % Weeks4, 8-12
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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y (unresolved)
Assessment vs UEENEEG145A Elements & Performance Criteria
|UEENEEG145A Elements & Performance Criteria|
|Practical Exercises (Parts A and B)||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
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