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ECE 3354 Electric Power Engineering Laboratory


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ECE 3354 Electric Power Engineering Laboratory (1C)

Laboratory experiments based on principles of electric power engineering

What is the reason for this course?

This course provides the students with the practical aspects of power related equipment, connections, operation and measurement.

Required for all EE majors; Technical elective for CPE majors. Typically offered: Fall, Spring. Program Area: Power.

Prerequisites: Co-requisite: 3304.

Why are these prerequisites or corequisites required?

The students are expected to have acquired the fundamentals of three-phase circuits, generators, motors, and transmission lines. These materials are covered in 3304.

Course materials

Department Syllabus Information:

Major Measurable Learning Objectives:
  • develop models of transformers, motors, and transmission lines from experimental data,
  • apply models to predict the physical outcome of the experiments,
  • evaluate the models to demonstrate conditions beyond the limitation of the lab, and
  • measure real and reactive power in single- and three-phase circuits.

Course Topics
Topic Percentage
Introduction 5%
Power flow in three phase systems 10%
Magnetic Circuits 10%
Single Phase Transformer 15%
Power Flow on Transmission Lines 10%
Demonstration power quality and harmonic distortion 5%
Demonstration power quality, efficiency of HID Lamp 5%
Synchronous Machines 10%
Induction Machines 10%
Development of computational models 10%
DC Machines 10%

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