ERIC Number: EJ1016997
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Understanding Power Electronics and Electrical Machines in Multidisciplinary Wind Energy Conversion System Courses
Duran, M. J.; Barrero, F.; Pozo-Ruz, A.; Guzman, F.; Fernandez, J.; Guzman, H.
IEEE Transactions on Education, v56 n2 p174-182 May 2013
Wind energy conversion systems (WECS) nowadays offer an extremely wide range of topologies, including various different types of electrical generators and power converters. Wind energy is also an application of great interest to students and with a huge potential for engineering employment. Making WECS the main center of interest when teaching power electronics and electrical machines can therefore be highly advantageous. This paper describes a novel teaching experience using wind energy as the starting point for understanding power electronics and electrical machines. The results point out the wide variety of concepts involved in the course, the numerous competences that it can enhance, and its positive reception by learners.
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Science Education, Electronics, Equipment, Energy, Scientific Concepts, Problem Based Learning, Simulation, Foreign Countries, College Science, Educational Technology
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Spain