MSc Electrical Power Systems Engineering
Year of entry: 2024
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Course unit details:
Analysis of Electrical Power and Energy Conversion Systems
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE UNIT:
Analysis And Control Of Power Electronics Systems (15 hours):
- Piece-wise-linear modelling and numerical techniques for time-domain solution. Circuit simulation. State-space averaging, and small-signal linearization. Transfer function models.
- Lumped parameter modelling of transient and steady-state electrical, electronic, mechanical and thermal systems, application of state-variable systems.
Analysis and Control Of Large Networks (10 hours):
- Formulation of the power flow problem from first principles: Rectangular and polar forms; numbers of equations and variables; Bus classification (PQ, PV, slack); matrix-vector formulation. (3 lectures)
- Solution techniques for the power flow problem: Newton-Raphson algorithms (basic principle in one-dimension; extension to the multi-dimensional case; load flow feasibility, convergence and ill- conditioning; exploitation of PQ decoupling), DC power flow. (3 lectures)
- Control of real and reactive power flows: effects of tap changers and quadrature boosters. (2 lectures)
- Frequency regulation techniques in large power networks. (2 lectures)
Faults in large networks (5 hours):
- Symmetrical fault calculations: Modelling of networks under fault; solution using basic circuit analysis; the concept of short-circuit level and its factors of influence; faults in large networks. (2 lectures)
- Asymmetrical fault calculations: Synthesis and connections of sequence networks; solution of sequence networks by standard circuit analysis techniques; transformation back to the phase domain. (3 lectures)
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
|Electrical Energy Systems||EEEN60302||Co-Requisite||Compulsory|
This course unit detail provides the framework for delivery in the current academic year and may be subject to change due to any additional Covid-19 impact. Please see Blackboard / course unit related emails for any further updates.
The course unit aims to:
Revise and build on control systems analysis for electrical/mechanical systems and power networks.
The unit develops models for use in system integration studies. These include power electronic converters, machines, other actuators, mechanisms and thermal considerations.
The unit will also develop and formulate techniques and models of power networks for use in steady state analysis. Different method for power flow will be developed and used as a basis for quasi-steady state regulation and control of systems based on power imbalance. The unit will also revise techniques for analysis of faulted power systems and apply these to larger networks to evaluate system performance.
On the successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Teaching and learning methods
Lectures delivered with in class examples. Tutorials to address common misconceptions and show further working through typical questions. E-learning used to provide access to distance version of the course with additional videos and worksheets to support all material.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Practical classes & workshops||6|
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|Robin Preece||Unit coordinator|