1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
10 x 1-hour tutorials per semester
6 x 2-hour laboratories per semester
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
^ ENGR3861 - Electrical Energy Systems
Enrolment not permitted
ENGR4821 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
Mathematical skills in algebra and calculus such as can be obtained in MATH1122 Mathematics 1B.
Topic description

Fundamentals of power systems, line constant calculations, capacitance of transmission lines, performance of lines, high voltage DC transmission, corona, mechanical design of transmission lines, overhead line insulators, voltage control, neutral grounding, transients in power systems, symmetrical components and fault calculations, protective relays, circuit breakers, insulation coordination and overvoltage protection, power system synchronous stability, load flow, economic load dispatch, load frequency control, compensation in power system and power system voltage stability.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Develop knowledge of the fundamental principles related to electrical power systems construction, design, stability and control
  • Enhance understanding of the different aspects of power system analysis and protection within a multi-disciplinary engineering environment
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the fundamental elements of transmission line modelling, quality of electrical power supply, electrical protection systems and power system control
  2. Aanalyse different conditions that can occur in the power system engineering practice
  3. Apply different strategies in solving such conditions
  4. Demonstrate understanding of the limitations related to the practical implementation of power system theory in engineering practice

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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