AC Power

This lab covers the parts of a power system that are purely AC. Students complete hands-on activities that cover the generation of AC power, and the conversion of AC power to other potentials using transformers.
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This is lab 2 of 4 in the course, Energy Systems Analysis.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES


After completing this lab, students will be able to:
  1. Describe the theory behind AC power generation.
  2. Analyze the relationship between generator design and AC power waveforms.
  3. Devise a process for controlling AC generation frequency.
  4. Describe the theory behind power transformers.
  5. Predict the output waveform given an input waveform and transformer specifications.
  6. Explain the effect of transformer physics on various input signals.
 

REQUIRED SKILLS

 
  • Introduction to Physics or equivalent
  • Circuits 1 or equivalent
  • Circuits 2 (Semiconductors) or equivalent
  • Basic LabVIEW Proficiency

Quanser Energy Systems Board for NI ELVIS III

Application board for NI ELVIS III which provides an experimental platform to introduce system-level concepts of power electronics and energy conversion.

NI ELVIS III

Engineering laboratory solution for project-based learning that combines instrumentation and embedded design with a web-driven experience, delivering a greater understanding of engineering fundamentals and system design.

LabVIEW

LabVIEW is systems engineering software for applications that require test, measurement, and control with rapid access to hardware and data insights.

Required Software

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  • NI ELVIS III Software Bundle (2018 or later)
    • LabVIEW (Requires license)
    • LabVIEW Real-Time Module (Requires license)
    • LabVIEW FPGA Module (Requires license)
    • NI ELVIS III Toolkit

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