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Low cost laboratory micro-grid hardware and control for electrical power systems teaching

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posted on 18.01.2018 by P. Titmus, Dani Strickland, Andrew Cross
There is a growing trend within education establishments to teach electrical power system theory within lectures and back this up with software simulation laboratory sessions. This allows the courses to be taught at a lower cost than if real hardware was implemented. However, the students that are graduating from these programs are missing out on the opportunity to learn about real equipment and issues such as health and safety of voltages above 50V, mismatching component sizes and accuracy. Bespoke electrical power systems teaching equipment is expensive to buy. This paper details a low cost hardware setup that can be used to enforce electrical power system theory. The proposed equipment employs real off-the shelf equipment with some interfacing units which can be reproduced by laboratory technicians to enhance the student learning experience by offering students experience of real machines operating on an electrical power systems network.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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EPE 2017 19TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON POWER ELECTRONICS AND APPLICATIONS (EPE'17 ECCE EUROPE)

Citation

TITMUS, P., STRICKLAND, D. and CROSS, A.M., 2017. Low cost laboratory micro-grid hardware and control for electrical power systems teaching. 19th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'17 ECCE Europe), Warsaw, Poland, 11th-14th September 2017.

Publisher

IEEE © assigned jointly to the European Power Electronics and Drives Association & the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Acceptance date

25/07/2017

Publication date

2017

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ISBN

9789075815276

ISSN

2325-0313

Language

en

Location

Poland

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