Electrical & Electronic Engineering (4 Years) [MEng]View content for printing (opens a new page)
EEEN10024 - Circuit Analysis
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|Solution of simultaneous algebraic equations. Simple differentiation.|
The programme aims to:
- Introduce the fundamental theorems and analysis techniques for problem-solving in electrical circuit theory.
- Provide students with the knowledge and intellectual skills necessary to model and analyse circuits in a wider electrical engineering and electronics context
- Develop practical and written skills by providing laboratory experiments and tutorial exercises whihc demonstrate electrical circuit theory
This unit will cover the following:
Electrical Quantities and Circuit Variables: charge, current, voltage, resistance, power energy and unit.
Circuit Modelling: sources, circuit elements, Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Laws.
Circuit Reduction Techniques: series, parallel, voltage divider, current divider, delta-star,conversion, Voltage and Current Source conversions.
Circuit Analysis Techniques: mesh and loop current analysis.
Cicuit Analysis Techniques: node voltage analysis.
Circuit Theorems: maximum power transfer, superposition.
Circuit Theorems: thevenin and norton.
Nonlinear Circuits: graphical and analytical techniques.
Energy Storage Circuit Elements: characteristics of inuctance and capacitance.
Transients: natural response of RL, natural response of RC, time constants.
Transients: forced response of RL and RC, natural response of RLC.
Complex Number Theory: complex plane. Polar forms, conversions.
AC Circuits: sinusoidal waveforms, phase, R.M.S average values.
AC Circuits: phasors, impedance, Kirchoff's laws.
AC Circuits: circuit analysis using node voltages, loop currents and branch currents.
AC Circuits: circuit theorems.
Students will be able to:
Knowledge and understanding:
- Know the fundamental circuit analysis techniques and how to apply them to DC and AC circuit problems
- Understand phasor quantities for AC circuits and how to implement them in AC circuit analysis
- Explain and analyse simple transient behaviour in RLC circuits
- Reduce and simplify circuit layouts using transformation and combination techniques
- Apply circuit theorems and analysis techniques to DC and AC circuits
- Determine the response of passive components to simple transient waveforms
- Use laboratory and test instrumentation to measure phasor quantities in AC circuits and to demonstrate circuit laws in practical laboratory circuits
- Produce a technical report on laboratory work
Transferable skills and personal qualities:
- Demonstrate capability in problem solving
- Communicate effectively in writing
Teaching & Learning Process (Hours Allocated To)
Unseen Written Examination
6 medium length questions, answer all questions
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Calculators are permitted
This examination forms 70% of the unit assessment
Interactive Computer Test:
5 computer-based tests with a few multiple choice and simple calculation questions, answer all questions
Duration: 1 hour each test
Calculators are permitted
Each test forms 2% of the unit assessment 10% in total.
2 laboratory sessions
Laboratory duration: 3 hours
Assessed by written report (two in total)
Laboratory assignements are weighted 5% in total
Coursework 1 forms 10% of the unit assessment
As defined by tutorial schedule
Coursework 2 forms 10% of the unit assessment
|Dr Ognjen Marjanovic||-||Unit Leader|