ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING 1

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING 1

ECTS Credits: 4           

Objectives:

The aims of this first year module is to introduce mechanical engineering students to basic electrical and magnetic components and concepts and  to  equip them with the knowledge and the tools to model, analyse, design, build and test simple circuits and systems.                          

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic circuit principles and theorems
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic circuit design
  • Design simple circuits to a specification
  • Perform computer simulation of these circuits
  • Construct and test circuits in the laboratory

 

Syllabus:

1 – Fundamentals of Electricity and Electrical Circuit Analysis: 

  • Electrical Charge, Power, Force, Work...
  • Batteries
  • Circuit Components and Symbols
  • Ohm’s Law
  • Introduction to Magnetism and Magnetic Fields

2 - Direct Current:

  • Series and parallel circuits
  • Power in circuits
  • Kirchhoff’s Laws
  • Thevenin’s Theorem, etc

3 – Alternating Current:

  • Generation of AC signals
  • Sine wave fundamentals
  • Phasors
  • Power aspects

4 – Capacitance and Capacitive Circuits

  • Capacitance
  • Capacitive Reactance
  • Capacitive Circuits
  • Energy Stored

5 – Induction and Inductive Circuits

  • Inductance of Coils
  • Inductive Reactance
  • Electromagnetic induction
  • Transformers

6 – DC Motors

  • Electromechanical coupling
  • Speakers / Motors /

7 – Electrical Indicating and Testing Instruments

8 – Electrical Safety

9 – General RLC Circuits

  • Transient Response 
  • Frequency Response 
  • Basic Filters