ELEC ENG 3031 - Power Systems

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2016

Introduction to Power System Analysis; Transmission line parameters; Transmission line steady-state operation; Power transformers; Network equations and power flows computation; Symmetrical faults; Symmetrical components and unsymmetrical faults; Power system operation, controls and stability.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ELEC ENG 3031
    Course Power Systems
    Coordinating Unit School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 5 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Assumed Knowledge ELEC ENG 1009 & ELEC ENG 1010
    Assessment Quizzes and practical assignments
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Rastko Zivanovic

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    After completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Formulate and solve the mathematical models describing steady-state physical behavior of transmission and distribution lines.

    2. Understand and describe operational concepts such as: flow of active & reactive power, voltage profile, steady-state stability, power flow limits & line loadability, voltage regulation, Surge Impedance Loading.

    3. Analyse line compensation techniques as applied in reactive power – voltage control and active power flow control.

    4. Formulate the mathematical models of interconnected electrical power networks.

    5. Simulate and analyse steady-state behavior of small-size electrical power networks using Power Flows software tool.

    6. Formulate the mathematical models and apply network solution techniques used in analyzing faults in power systems.

    7. Simulate and analyse faults in small-size electrical power networks using Fault Analysis software tool.

    8. Understand basic concepts and mathematical models of power system control and stability.

    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)
    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
  • 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
    J.D. Glover, M.S. Sarma and T.J. Overbye, “Power System Analysis and Design”, Thomson Learning, 2008

    PowerWorld Simulator software available at http://powerworld.com/gloversarmaoverbye 
    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.

    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 Power Flows software tool 6 16
    Fault Analysis software tool 5 16
    Homeworks 14
    Quizzes 3 3 20
    TOTALS 52 146
    Learning Activities Summary
    Activity Week Topic
    Lecture & Tutorial & Homework 1 Introduction, Transmission Lines: Steady-state operation (two-port equivalents, short lines)
    Lecture & Tutorial & Homework 2 Transmission Lines: Steady-state operation (medium-length lines, nominal pi-equivalent, voltage regulation)
    Lecture & Tutorial & Homework 2, 3 Transmission Lines: Steady-state operation (line differential equation, distributed parameter line, equivalent pi-model, lossless lines, surge impedance loading, voltage profile, steady state stability limit)
    Lecture & Tutorial & Homework 3 Transmission Lines: Steady-state operation (maximum power flow, line loadability)
    Lecture & Tutorial & Homework 3, 4 Transmission Lines: Steady-state operation (reactive power compensation) & Power Flows
    Lecture & Tutorial 4, 5 Power Flows
    Practical Assignment 1 (20%) 5 Power Flows Study using Power World Simulator
    Quiz 1 (20%) 6 Transmission lines & Power flows
    Lecture & Tutorial & Homework 8, 9 Symmetrical and Unsymmetrical Faults
    Quiz 2 (20%) 9 Symmetrical and Unsymmetrical Faults
    Practical Assignment 2 (20%) 9 Fault Analysis using Power World
    Lecture & Tutorial 10, 11 Power System Control and Stability
    Quiz 3 (20%) 12 Faults & System Stability
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    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 activity Weighting Due date Learning outcomes addressed
    Quizzes 60% Weeks 6, 9, 12 All
    Practical Assignments 40% Weeks 9, 12 All
    Assessment Detail
    Details of individual assessment tasks will be provided during the semester.
    All written submissions of practical assignments are to be submitted to Rastko Zivanovic on the specified dated and during lecture hours 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. No late submissions will be accepted. All assessments will have a two week turn-around time for provision of feedback to students. Full details can be found at the School policies website: http://www1.eleceng.adelaide.edu.au/students/policies/
    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

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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