ECE: Electrical & Computer Engineering

ECE 5334 Electric Machines and Transients


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ECE 5334 Electric Machines and Transients (3C)

Development of inductances, flux linkages, voltage equations, linear transformations, continuous simulation techniques and machine models. Transients on transmission lines, transformers and machines. Arcing and restriking phenomena. Lightning arresters and insulation coordination.

What is the reason for this course?

This course is part of an Integrated Graduate Power Engineering Program. This provides an extensive treatment of transient effects of machinery in power systems. This course also presents a digital simulation technique for electromagnetic transient phenomenon. It discusses the theories of lightning, insulation coordination and protection against surges.

Typically offered: Spring. Program Area: Power.

Prerequisites: 4314.

Why are these prerequisites or corequisites required?

This course requires a thorough understanding of principles of Power System Analysis including load flow, equivalents and automatic generation control. This material is covered in EE 5314.

Department Syllabus Information:

Major Measurable Learning Objectives:
  • The student shall understand the theory of electric machines, and linear transformation and shall be able to perform continuous simulation of AC machines and interpret the results of dynamic studies.
  • Each student shall understand the mechanism of transmission overvoltages and learn digital simulation techniques for electromagnetic transients on power systems, protection against overvoltages, and energy interchange.

Course Topics
Topic Percentage
Development of inductances, flux linkages and Blondel’s transformation 8%
Voltage equation from flux linkages 7%
Direct, Quadrature and Zero axis transformation 10%
Continuous simulation techniques 10%
Reactance models 8%
Stability models 7%
Theories of lightning 10%
Generation of transients 8%
Wave propagation lines 7%
Simulation techniques. Uses of EMTP 10%
Insulation coordination 8%
Surge protective devices 7%

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