ELEC ENG 7066 - Power System Dynamics
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2020
General Course Information
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 7069, ELEC ENG 7064, ELEC ENG 7082 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 Coordinator: Dr Wen Soong
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn 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
Required ResourcesThere 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 ResourcesP.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 LearningCourse notes, tutorial problems and solutions, laboratory exercises and practice problems will all be available for downloading from MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis 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.
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
Quiz 2 12 PSD Advanced topics
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Assessment SummaryDue to the current COVID-19 situation modified arrangements have been made to assessments to facilitate remote learning and teaching. Assessment details provided here reflect recent updates.
Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative Due (week)* Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes Examination 45 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) 30 Individual Formative Wk 6, 12 Min 40% 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. Tutorial Preparation (6) 10 Individual Formative Wk 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Total 100
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SubmissionAll written submissions to formative assessment activities are to be submitted to designate boxes within the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering by 3:00pm on the specified dated and must be accompanied by a signed cover sheet. Copies of blank cover sheets are available from the School office in Ingkarni Wardli 3.26.
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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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