Engineering and design
Electrical Power Systems
Module code: H6103
15 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Lecture, Laboratory
Assessment modes: Unseen examination, Coursework
This module covers:
- power system structure, important aspects of power system operation, operating states, complex power, the symmetrical three-phase system, per unit system
- power system components, synchronous generators, power and control transformers, transmission lines, the characteristics of the loads, network analysis, voltages, currents and powers at sending and receiving ends
- load flow analysis, power flow equations, numerical techniques, decoupled power flow algorithm
- fault analysis, systematic short-circuit computations, unbalanced system analysis, symmetrical component theory
- voltage and reactive power control, load frequency control, power system stability, economic dispatch
- power system economics, embedded or dispersed generation, issues and technical impacts of embedded generation
- introduction to smart grids and future power systems.
Electrical Machines & Power Electronics
Module learning outcomes
- Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, theories and principles of their engineering discipline, and its underpinning science and mathematics.
- Apply appropriate quantitative science and engineering tools to the analysis of problems.
- Acquired knowledge and skills at a level of a junior engineer working in a power company.