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Unit of study_

ELEC5211: Power System Dynamics and Control

The unit deals with power systems modelling, analysis and simulation under dynamic conditions. The unit will cover the following topics: The links between power system steady state analysis and transient analysis; Basics of dynamic system in general and stability analysis methods; Analysis of power systems subject to electromagnetic and electromechanical transients. Power system modelling for stability analysis and electromagnetic transients analysis: Synchronous machine modelling using Park's transformation; Modelling of excitation systems and turbine governors; Modelling of the transmission system; Load modelling. Simulation of interconnected multi-machine systems; Stability analysis- Transient stability, Small signal stability, Voltage stability; Power system control: Voltage control, Power system transient stability control, Power system dynamic stability control, Emergency control; The unit is a specialist Unit for MPE (Power and Electrical) and ME (Power and Electrical). It is also available as a recommended elective for BE Electrical (Power).

Code ELEC5211
Academic unit Electrical and Information Engineering
Credit points 6
ELEC3203 OR ELEC9203 OR ELEC5732
Assumed knowledge:
The assumed knowledge for learning this UoS is a deep understanding on circuit analysis and its applications in power system steady state analysis.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. work in a team by assuming diverse roles, aiding or initiating the process of team interaction and drawing on and being receptive to others' viewpoints, to try and solve a specific engineering task
  • LO2. investigate inquiries and develop knowledge by drawing on a vast source of professional documents in various formats, and synthesising the information to solve a specific engineering problem
  • LO3. present concise information accurately using varied formats and media to a level appropriate to the expected understanding from this unit of study
  • LO4. write a report to communicate complex project specific information concisely and accurately and to the degree of specificity required by the engineering project at hand
  • LO5. understand the stability concepts and analysis methods in general and their specific applications in power system stability analysis and control
  • LO6. demonstrate a deep understanding on power system modelling for stability analysis
  • LO7. demonstrate a deep understanding of power system behaviour under transient conditions
  • LO8. analyse transient behaviour of power systems based on rigorous mathematical tools
  • LO9. apply dedicated simulation tools to analyse power systems under transient conditions and to design the controls to enable stable and secure power system operation.

Unit outlines

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