Oct 01, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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EE 447 - Power System Analysis I

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course provides an introduction to the classical methods and modern techniques in power system analysis with the aid of a personal computer. Topics covered include the concepts of complex power, balanced three-phase circuits, transmission line parameters, transmission line performance and compensation, system modeling and per-unit analysis, circuit theory as applied to power systems and load flow analysis. (prereq: EE 3401 , MA 383 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Describe the elements that make up a power system
  • Understand the basic concepts of real and reactive power, direction of power flow, conservation of complex power and power factor correction
  • Understand the per-phase representation of the three-phase systems and computations
  • Calculate the inductance and capacitance of a transposed transmission line
  • Use line models to obtain the transmission line performance
  • Determine the series and shunt capacitors and shunt reactors required for line compensation
  • Understand the basic models of transformers and synchronous generators for the steady-state analysis
  • Develop a program for formation of the bus admittance matrix
  • Understand the computer techniques and algorithms used to obtain the transmission line parameters, line performance, compensation and solution of the load flow problems

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Linear circuit analysis
  • Three-phase circuits
  • Basic knowledge of electrical machines and transformers
  • Computer programming

Course Topics
  • Power in AC circuits, complex power (1 class)
  • Review of three-phase systems (2 classes)
  • Simple models of transformers and generators for steady-state analysis (3 classes)
  • The per-unit systems and impedance diagrams (2 classes)
  • Transmission line parameters. Electromagnetic and electrostatic induction (5 classes)
  • Transmission line models, performance and compensation (5 classes)
  • Network solution and the bus admittance matrix. (2 classes)
  • Iterative solution of nonlinear algebraic equations (1 class)
  • Load flow problem and solution by the Gauss-Seidel iterative method (3 classes)
  • Load flow solution by the Newton-Raphson method (2 classes)
  • Tap changing transformers, real and reactive power control (2 classes)

Dr. Luke Weber

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