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Motor Generator Dynamometer Setup

D'Uva, Michael (2013) Motor Generator Dynamometer Setup. Other thesis, Murdoch University.



The primary aim of this thesis was the further development and reconstruction of the Motor Generator Dynamometer set up. Once completed, the apparatus is to be used as a learning tool for the engineering students at Murdoch University, demonstrating key concepts of electric machines and their reactions to the change in load conditions. For the mention primary aim the design, construction and commissioning of a load bank had to be adapted to the initial setup to enable the students to alter the connected load. Measurements and control of the apparatus was achieved through National instruments NI 6014 data acquisition unit and National Instruments LabVIEW.

The understanding of the project and the work that had been previously completed was the first stage of the project. Understanding the current system setup including the:

• DAQ system

• AC motor

• DC Generator

The resolution of existing problems was attempted such as overcoming the interference induced by the variable Frequency drive, accurate speed measurement of the machines and calibration of the torque measurement. As the main priority associated with the development of this project was safety for undergraduate students to perform experiments without the risk of being injured. This is why a complete reconstruction of the set up must take place further information can be found in the guidelines and design approaches that have been developed.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Information Technology
Notes: ENG460
Supervisor(s): Cole, Graeme
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