ELEC5505 Power System Analysis

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
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.
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.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) class tests; (2) assignments; 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 Tyrone Fernando
Unit rules
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation)
the Master of Renewable and Future Energy; for pre-2012 courses: ELEC1302 Power and Machine Technologies
ELEC2302 Electromagnetics and Electromechanics
(ENSC2002 Energy
ENSC3016 Electric Machines)
Advisable prior study:
ENSC3016 Electric Machines
ELEC4307 Power Transmission and Control
Contact hours
lectures and practical classes
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