UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ELEC5505 Power System Analysis

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit covers power network structures and steady-state model; power-flow analysis formulation; voltage and reactive-power control; short-circuit fault analysis; control in fault operating conditions; power systems protection; power and frequency control; and stability. The academic objective of the unit is for students to achieve a broad and in-depth education in the subject of power transmission and control.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) demonstrate professional engineering skills and abilities when working in teams; (2) demonstrate the ability to model power systems components (transmission lines, transformers, generators and loads); (3) analyse the power flow of a simple interconnected power system with multiple sources and loads using Gauss-Siedal, Newton Raphson, and decoupled power flow methods; (4) analyse the impact of short-circuit faults on the power network and make design changes to the network to control the fault currents; (5) describe and analyse various protection schemes for power transmission and distribution systems; and (6) describe and analyse the techniques for control of voltage and frequency of interconnected power systems.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) class tests; (2) laboratories; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is only available in this unit in the case of a student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Professor Victor Sreeram
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: ELEC1302 Power and Machine Technologies or ELEC2302 Electromagnetics and Electromechanics or (ENSC2002 Energy and ENSC3016 Electric Machines)
Advisable prior study: ENSC3016 Electric Machines
Incompatibility: ELEC4307 Power Transmission and Control
Contact hours lectures, tutorials and laboratories
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.ecm.uwa.edu.au/Units/ELEC5505/SEM-2/2017

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