Power System Analysis

Subject ELEN90060 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures and 24 hours of workshops
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Prerequisites for this subjects are:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/


Assoc Prof Mohammad Aldeen

Email: aldeen@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

This subject provides an insight into the basic elements of electrical power distribution systems such as generators, transmission, distribution, and loads. It offers analytical tools for analysis of basic operations of these systems. Problems related to power flow from source to load, practical constrains and solutions will be discussed in detail. The following topics will be covered.

  • Basic Fundamentals:AC vs DC power distribution, single-phase AC circuits, three-phase AC circuits, power and energy calculation, power transmission and capacity limits;
  • Synchronous Generator: construction, equivalent circuit, real and reactive power control, loading capability,
  • Unsymmetrical Fault Calculations: sequence representation of impedance, rotating machines, and transformers, power calculation under line to ground, double line and double line to ground faults;
  • Load Flow: problem formulation, numerical solutions;
  • Power System Stability: swing equation, steady state, transient, and voltage stability.
Objectives: On completing this subject the student should be able to
  • Understand the behaviour of the basic components of power systems,
  • Compute power flow in transmission systems,
  • Compute fault quantities, such as voltage, current and power is transmission systems under normal and short-circuit fault conditions,
  • Ascertain the stability of power systems from operating conditions,
  • Use software tools to simulate and study the steady-state and dynamic behaviour of electrical power systems.
  • One written examination not exceeding three hours at the end of semester, worth 50%.
  • Individual or small team technical project and written report not exceeding 10 pages due in the week before mid-semester break worth 20%.
  • Team-based technical project and written report not exceeding 30 pages due in the last week of semester, worth 30%.
Prescribed Texts: TBA
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

  • Ability to apply basic fundamentals of science and engineering to solve real life problems associated with power systems
  • Ability for in-depth technical competence in at least power systems engineering discipline
  • Ability to identify, formulate, analyse and solve practical engineering problems
  • Capacity for independent critical thought, rational assessment and self-directed learning
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with teams

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering)
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (EngineeringManagement) Electrical
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: B-ENG Electrical Engineering stream
Master of Engineering (Electrical)

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