ELEC ENG 7074 - Power Systems PG
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2023
General Course Information
Course Code ELEC ENG 7074 Course Power Systems PG Coordinating Unit School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Term Semester 2 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 Course Description Overview of modern power systems. Review of single and three-phase AC networks. Representation of synchronous machines for stability analysis. Principles of power and frequency control. Principles of reactive power and voltage control. Steady-state performance using load-flow analysis. Network fault analysis. Small and large-signal rotor-angle stability analysis. Principles of power system protection.
Course Coordinator: Mr David Vowles
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 Formulate and solve the mathematical models describing steady-state physical behavior of transmission and distribution lines; 2 Define 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; and 8 Explain basic concepts and mathematical models of power system control and stability.
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: 1.1 1.3 2.1 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)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
1-4, 6, 8
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
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 ResourcesJ.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 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 Power Flows software tool 6 16 Fault Analysis software tool 5 16 Design Project 5 16 Homeworks 14 Quizzes 3 3 20 TOTALS 57 161
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 Practical Assignment PG (10%) 4 Design Project Lecture & Tutorial 4, 5 Power Flows Practical Assignment 1 (15%) 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 (15%) 9 Fault Analysis using Power World Lecture & Tutorial 10, 11 Power System Control and Stability Quiz 3 (20%) 12 Faults & System Stability
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Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative Due (week)* Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes Tutorials (six) 5 Individual Formative 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Quizzes (two) 15 Individual Formative 5, 10 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Practical Assignments (two) 20 Individual Formative 8, 12 >40% 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 8. Examination 60 Individual Summative >40% 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Total 100
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Assessment DetailDetails of individual assessment tasks will be provided during the semester.
SubmissionAll 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.
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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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