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587
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Power System Transients Analysis
Power Sys Transients Analysis
College of Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering (14ECE)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
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Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
ECE 592(40)Fall 201422
ECE 592(40)Fall 201624
ECE 592 (40)Fall 201711
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)
Distance Education (DELTA)
Hybrid (Online/Face to Face)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Dr. David Lubkeman
Research Professor
full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
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Lecture2525NoN/A
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LEC55NoN/A


Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
14EPSEMSMaster of Science in Electric Power Systems EngineeringElective
Review of solutions to first and second order differential equations for electric power circuit transients. Applications to fault current instantaneous, shunt capacitor transients, circuit switching transients and overvoltages, current interruption and transformer transient behavior. Computer solution techniques for transient analysis using PSCAD and Matlab/Simulink. Modeling of utility power electronics circuits including single and three-phase rectifiers and inverters. Applications of power electronics for transmission system control and renewable generation. Distributed line modeling for traveling wave analysis of surge events. Introduction to voltage insulation, surge arrestor operation and lightning stroke analysis.

Power system students need exposure to solving electrical transients associated with circuit switching operations and power electronic devices interfaced to the electric grid.  The type of modeling and analysis required is significantly different from other power system classes, which focus on steady-state analysis.  We currently have a number of courses on power electronics that involves some transient analysis, but this is more from the perspective of analyzing a single device.  Power system students need to be analysis transient from the perspective of how multiple devices will interact in an electric grid.


Transient analysis will also become more important as the penetration levels of distributed energy resources (DER) such as solar and wind continue to increase.  DER device interactions with distribution circuits and associated load typically need to be analyzed using transient techniques to determine if any field-operating issues will manifest themselves.


No

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Note this course has already been offered on three separate occasions as a graduate elective course. It requires the same resources as most other 3 hour lecture course. The course will be co-taught by Dr. Lubkeman and Dr. White and be part of the normal teaching loads.

No lab facilities are required. Student assignments are a mix of conventional homeworks and computer tools available to students as free educational licenses.

The objective of the course is to provide students with the modeling techniques and tools to solve a wide variety of power system transient analysis problems.  This includes a variety of traditional transient events such as capacitor switching, post-fault transient recovery voltage, current chopping, capacitor restrike and transformer inrush.  The course will also address how to model the interaction of power electronic devices with an electric power system.  This includes transient models for common rectifier and inverter topologies and control schemes.  Applications such as static compensators and motor control are also discussed.  The course concludes by addressing transient modeling associated with power system protection and insulation coordination such as distributed parameter line modeling, lightning strike analysis and surge arrestors.


Student Learning Outcomes

  • Define what differentiates power system transient analysis from power system steady-state analysis for transmission and distribution circuits.

  • Derive and solve the basic first and second order differential equations associated with common fault and switching events such as short circuits, capacitor switching, inductor switching, capacitor restrike, and transformer energization.

  • Perform transient analysis of common fault and switching events using an electromagnetic transients simulation program (PSCAD).

  • Derive operating voltages and currents associated with power electronic devices that interface with the electric grid such as rectifiers, inverters and motor drives.

  • Investigate harmonic content of waveforms generated by the introduction of solid state devices into the power system; develop relationships for powers as related to harmonic content.

  • Derive surge voltages and currents associated with lightning strikes and switching on transmission lines using traveling wave analysis.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Homework20%Weekly homework assignments.
Project20%Project executed over last 2 months of semester. Students work in groups, produce a final report and make a final presentation.
Midterm25%Midterm exam in class.
Final Exam35%Comprehensive final exam.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
N/A - See attached syllabusN/AN/A
mlnosbis 1/26/2018:
1) Course Length should be 16 weeks- week 16 is final exam.
2) For a 3 credit course with a lecture component type, weekly contact hours should be 3. https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/courseleaf-2/instructional-formats/. Adjust CIM form.
3) ECE 736 course description also mentions power system transient analysis. How is this proposed course different from the current offering?
4) Student Learning Outcomes should be measurable. See Learning Outcomes Guidelines under Additional Documentation to aid in revising the Student Learning Outcomes.
5) Syllabus notes-
-Syllabus should use the new course number, ECE 587
-Instructors' office hours must be included on the syllabus
-Include full information for required textbook- price
-Add in grading section how grades will be determined. What constitutes A, B, C, etc.
-Include instructors' policy on attendance

cohen 1/26/2018:
I have no other suggestions in addition to Melissa's comments.

dllubkem 2/2/2018:
1) Course Length should be 16 weeks- week 16 is final exam. -> Updated

2) For a 3 credit course with a lecture component type, weekly contact hours should be 3. https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/courseleaf-2/instructional-formats/. Adjust CIM form. ->Updated

3) ECE 736 course description also mentions power system transient analysis. How is this proposed course different from the current offering?
->The transients discussed in ECE736 are in the 100 millisecond to 10 second timeframe and are associated with power system generator transient stability. The transients analyzed in this class are high-speed electrical transients in the 0.1 microsecond to 100 millisecond time frame associated with lightning, circuit switching and power electronics.

4) Student Learning Outcomes should be measurable. See Learning Outcomes Guidelines under Additional Documentation to aid in revising the Student Learning Outcomes.->Updated


5) Syllabus notes-
-Syllabus should use the new course number, ECE 587 ->Updated
-Instructors' office hours must be included on the syllabus -> Updated
-Include full information for required textbook- price -> Updated
-Add in grading section how grades will be determined. What constitutes A, B, C, etc.->Updated
-Include instructors' policy on attendance ->Updated
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