Electric Power System
This module addresses the main elements of electrical power systems and its industrial utilisation. It explains in depth the basic structure of power systems, fundamentals of AC power circuits, three-phase systems balanced and unbalanced, per unit systems, the main components of power systems: generators, transmission lines, transformers and protection units, symmetrical components and short circuit calculations. Power flow problems and techniques are discussed. The module concludes with some industrial case studies of industrial applications and power system stability. Industrially relevant hardware and software design skills are developed; including the use of industrial power systems test rigs, and MATLAB, SIMULINK and PSS SIGNCAL tools. A major practical and computer simulation assignment adopts a Problem Based Learning approach, with student teams being required to develop electrical power applications, to meet given tasks design specifications. There will be also a series of industrial visit to gain the practical sense of the actual system in power station. MODULE LEARNING OUTCOMES: On successful completion of the module, you will be able to: 1. Evaluate, test and report the characteristics of high and low voltage electrical power distribution networks. 2. Identify, select, programme and test suitable power flow techniques and algorithms to solve network power, voltage and current distributions. 3. Select, apply and evaluate design methods to improve the performance of AC power distribution systems.