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ECE EEL 3216 - Fundamentals of Power Systems

Curriculum Designation: Tier II course for electrical engineering majors.

Course (Catalog) Description: Introduction to the fundamentals of energy conversion; structure of power systems and power system components: transformers, rotating machines, and transmission lines. The operation and analysis of power systems are presented.

Prerequisites: EEL 3112

Textbooks/Required Material: Power System Analysis, Author: Bergen & Vittal, Publisher: Prentice Hall, Edition: Second, 2000.

Course Objectives:

  1. Analyze the performance of a simple power system with a single source and single load. For this,
    • Read a single line diagram and construct a single-phase electrical circuit representation of a three-phase system.
    • Convert delta connections to wye/star connections.
    • Model a load given as a complex power as an impedance.
    • Calculate the phase and line voltages in the circuit.
    • Calculate the current flows and voltage drops in the circuit.
  2. Use the per unit system in circuit analysis. For this,
    • Select an appropriate power and voltage bases.
    • Calculate the impedance and current bases.
    • Adjust bases across transformers, taking into account the turns ratio.
    • Convert electrical quantities from engineering values to per unit values and vice versa.
    • Convert per unit impedances from one base to another.
  3. Analyze the performance of a piece of power apparatus (transformer, transmission line, synchronous machine). For this,
    • Form the electrical circuit model of the device.
    • Calculate the efficiency for various loading levels and power factors.
    • Calculate the maximum efficiency and required loading.
    • Calculate the full-load voltage regulation for various power factors.
  4. Apply design concepts by specifying the parameters of a piece of power apparatus to meet system design criteria (e.g., specify the transformer ratings to meet voltage regulation requirements.)

Topics Covered:

  1. Energy conversion for electrical generation
  2. Overview of power system components and power calculations
  3. Per unit system
  4. Transformers
  5. Synchronous and induction machines
  6. DC machines
  7. Transmission Lines

Class Schedule: Three 50 minute or two 75 minute lectures per week (3 credit hours).

Contribution to Professional Component: Engineering topic: 3 credit hours

Science/Design (%): 35% / 65%

Relationship to ABET Student Outcomes: C, F, H, I, J, K, M and O (EE)

Prepared by: Bruce A. Harvey

Revised: September 22, 2016