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2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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AE 3641 - Building Electrical Power Distribution II

3 lecture hours 2 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
Campus power plants and distribution, large and tall building power distribution, totalizing loads, large and medium voltage services, power company coordination, emergency generators, power factor correction, underground duct banks, electrical vaults, per unit fault current calculations, medium voltage equipment, working clearances around equipment, large motors, motor control, and feeder and branch circuit design are all covered in this course. Case studies are presented to reinforce theory and application of electrical code. Continuation of the electrical design project started in AE 3631 . (prereq: AE 3631 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Specify unit substations, transformers and power distribution circuits
  • Design large, medium voltage service entrances
  • Design power system protection schemes utilizing fuses, circuit breakers, instrument transformers, and protective relays
  • Perform per unit fault calculations to determine short-circuit duties
  • Design basic motor control circuits and motor control centers
  • Design electrical power distribution system for a large commercial building

Prerequisites by Topic
Advanced mathematics including linear equations and complex numbers
Basic power calculations from AE 3611  , AE 3631  
Course Topics
  • Electrical Protection (3 classes)
  • Fuses (3 classes)
  • Circuit Breakers (3 classes)
  • Medium Voltage Switchgear (2 classes)
  • Instrument transformers and relays (2 classes)
  • Grounding (2 classes)
  • Transformers (2 classes)
  • Substations (2 classes)
  • Short Circuit Calculations (2 classes)
  • Coordination (2 classes)
  • Design of Electrical Systems (2 classes)
  • Motor Starters and Control (2 classes)
  • Project Presentations (2 classes)
  • Hands On Laboratory (10 classes)
  • Exams and Review (2 classes)

Laboratory Topics
  • Calculate using PTW-32
  • Observe MSOE Science Bldg Transformers
  • Observe Miller Park Substations
  • Course Project
  • Observe 1000 North Water Street
  • Observe St. Luke’s Hospital
  • Observe Johnson Controls

Dudley Outcalt

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