ELEC ENG 7066 - Power System Dynamics

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2019

Swing equation and synchronously rotating reference frame; Single Machine Infinite Bus System; Transient Stability (Equal Area Criteria); Computation tools (interpolation, differentiation, integration, collocation etc.); Modelling and dynamics of the synchronous machine; Excitation systems and automatic voltage regulators; Turbines and speed governors; Modelling and dynamics of the induction machine; Numerical simulation of power system dynamics; Small-disturbance angle stability; Transient (angle) stability; Voltage stability.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ELEC ENG 7066
    Course Power System Dynamics
    Coordinating Unit School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    Term Semester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Assumed Knowledge ELEC ENG 3021, ELEC ENG 3016 or equivalent
    Course Description Swing equation and synchronously rotating reference frame; Single Machine Infinite Bus System; Transient Stability (Equal Area Criteria); Computation tools (interpolation, differentiation, integration, collocation etc.); Modelling and dynamics of the synchronous machine; Excitation systems and automatic voltage regulators; Turbines and speed governors; Modelling and dynamics of the induction machine; Numerical simulation of power system dynamics; Small-disturbance angle stability; Transient (angle) stability; Voltage stability.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Wen Soong

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

     
    1 To have an understanding of power system stability
    2 To have an understanding of power system control
    3 To have an understanding of mathematical modelling of power system components and of the power system as a whole
    4 To develop models of simple power systems and to use them to assess dynamic performance
    5 To design voltage regulators for synchronous machines to satisfy defined performance criteria
    6 To tune power system stabilizers to enhance the damping performance of power systems
    7 To write an engineering report on the analysis and design of a power system model and control system.

     
    The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
    The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency: 1.3   1.4   1.5   2.2   2.3   3.2   

    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1-6
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    4-7
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    3
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    There are no required textbooks. A set of course notes, practice problems and other supporting materials will be delivered via email as well as available for downloading from the course web site.
    Recommended Resources
    P.M Anderson and A.A. Fouad, Power System Control and Stability, IEEE Press

    T. van Cutsem, and C. Vournas, Voltage Stability of Electrical Power Systems
    Online Learning
    Course notes, tutorial problems and solutions, laboratory exercises and practice problems will all be available for downloading from MyUni.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course relies on lectures as the primary delivery mechanism for the material. Tutorials supplement the lectures by providing exercises and example problems to enhance the understanding obtained through lectures. Practicals are used to provide hands-on experience for students to reinforce the theoretical concepts encountered in lectures. Continuous assessment activities provide the formative assessment opportunities for students to gauge their progress and understanding.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Activity Contact hours Workload hours
    Lecture 32 lectures 32 68
    Tutorials tutorials 6 12
    Practicals 11 32
    Homeworks 14
    On-line quizzes
    In-class tests 3 20
    TOTALS 52 146
    Learning Activities Summary
    Activity Week Topic
    Lecture & Tutorial & Homework 1 Introduction
    Lecture & Tutorial & Homework 2 Swing equation and synchronously rotating reference frame
    Lecture & Tutorial & Homework 2, 3 Single Machine Infinite Bus System
    Transient Stability / Equal Area Criteria
    Lecture & Tutorial & Homework 3 PSD Computation (interpolation, differentiation, integration, collocation)
    Lecture & Tutorial & Homework 3, 4 PSD Computation (interpolation, differentiation, integration, collocation)
    Linearised SMIB including damping
    Lecture & Tutorial 4, 5 Nonlinear SMIB and Functional Newton iterations
    4th order synchronous machine model
    Practical Assignment 1 5 Transient Stability Study
    Quiz 1 6 PSD introductory topics
    Lecture & Tutorial & Homework 8, 9 Modelling of Synchronous Machines and Associated Controls
    Lecture & Tutorial & Homework 9 Estimation of machine parameters
    Practical Assignment 2 9 MATLAB simulation of SMIB system
    Lecture & Tutorial 10, 11 Load modelling
    Bifurcation analysis
    Voltage Stability
    Quiz 2 12 PSD Advanced topics
  • Assessment

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    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative
    Due (week)*
    Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes
    Examination 60 Individual Summative Exam Min 40% 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
    Quizzes (2) 15 Individual Formative Wk 3, 10 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
    Assignments (2) 20 Individual Formative Wk 6, 12 Min 40% 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7.
    Tutorial Preparation (6) 5 Individual Formative Wk 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
    Total 100
    * The specific due date for each assessment task will be available on MyUni.
     
    This assessment breakdown is registered as an exemption to the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy. The exemption is related to the Procedures clause(s): 1. b. 3.   
     
    This course has a hurdle requirement. Meeting the specified hurdle criteria is a requirement for passing the course.
    Assessment Related Requirements
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    If a student fails to meet a hurdle requirement (normally no less than 40%),and is assigned a total mark for the course in the range of 45-49, then the student is entitled to an offer of additional assessment of some type. The type of assessment is to be decided by the School Assessment Review Committee when determining final results. The student’s final total mark will be entered at no more than 49% and the offer of an additional assessment will be specified eg. US01. Once the additional assessment has been completed, this mark will be included in the calculation of the total mark for the course and the better of the two results will apply. Note however that the maximum final result for a course in which a student has sat an additional assessment will be a “50 Pass”.

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    Assessment Detail
    Details of individual assessment tasks will be provided during the semester.
    Submission
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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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