A go-cart as an electric vehicle for undergraduate teaching and assessment

Bill Heffernan, Richard Duke, Richard Zhang, Paul Gaynor, Michael Cusdin

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Abstract

To complement the traditional undergraduate lecture-based power electronics course material, the University of Canterbury has introduced a design and build assignment which focuses on motor control and the issues of interfacing to the mechanical world. Stimulation of the students' interest is achieved by using electric go-carts and holding a series of performance trials which pit teams of students against each other. Each team mark is assessed through a laboratory inspection, a written report, a peer assessment mark and an outdoor trial. As well as stimulating the students' interest in power electronics, this assignment provides them with a range of "real world" practical design experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAUPEC 2010 - 20th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference
Subtitle of host publication"Power Quality for the 21st Century"
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event20th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference: "Power Quality for the 21st Century", AUPEC 2010 - Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: Dec 5 2010Dec 8 2010

Publication series

NameAUPEC 2010 - 20th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference: "Power Quality for the 21st Century"

Conference

Conference20th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference: "Power Quality for the 21st Century", AUPEC 2010
CountryNew Zealand
CityChristchurch
Period12/5/1012/8/10

Keywords

  • Motor drive
  • Power electronics education
  • Student project

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology

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    Heffernan, B., Duke, R., Zhang, R., Gaynor, P., & Cusdin, M. (2010). A go-cart as an electric vehicle for undergraduate teaching and assessment. In AUPEC 2010 - 20th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference: "Power Quality for the 21st Century" [5710743] (AUPEC 2010 - 20th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference: "Power Quality for the 21st Century").