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Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

EE50191: Electrical energy systems and analysis

Click here for further information Credits: 6
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 1
Click here for further information Assessment: CW 25%, EX 75%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites:
Click here for further information Description: Aims:

* To develop a knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts of electrical energy system operation, analysis and fault diagnosis.
* To provide a thorough understanding of the operation and design of the principal types of AC plants and to provide models for the calculation of plant performance.
* To provide students with an insight into, and an understanding of, analytic methods applied to electrical energy system analysis.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the unit students will be able to:
* Calculate the performance of key plant including transformers.
* Carry out analyses of symmetrical and asymmetrical fault conditions in electrical energy systems.
* Perform a multi-node load flow analysis and exercise an informed choice over the solution technique.
* Explain the techniques of dc power transmission including its benefits compared to ac transmission.
* Analyse transients on power systems caused by switching operations or faults for both single and multi-phase situations.

The programme should instil the ability critically evaluate engineering systems, across traditional boundaries. To this end students will learn to:
* Recognise the principal subsystems of a modern power network.
* Recognise and explain the functional purpose of each subsystem.
* Apply the information, techniques and methods discussed in the lectures, to the analysis of important topics in electrical energy systems.
* Critically evaluate a power network, and make observations relating to it's applicability to a particular application, or proposed modifications to the network.


* Energy and power; forms of energy; energy conversion from energy sources including wind, solar, tidal, bio-fuel, wave, hydro, nuclear and fossil fuel.
* Structure of a modern power system: operating charts, voltage control, matrix representation of transmission lines. Two port network representation of transmission lines, per unit system, fault analysis: symmetrical components.
* Transformers: their construction, operation, connections, relevant calculations.
* Load flow analysis: network matrix representation, Gauss-Seidel and Newton-Raphson solution techniques. AC/DC conversion: converter types, dc transmission, advantages compared to AC transmission. Overvoltages: switching and fault overvoltages, Bewley Lattice diagrams, switchgear principles, current chopping, insulation coordination. Modal component theory: wave propagation.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

EE50191 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
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