Fall 2013 textbook list
The Fall 2013 ECE textbook list is available online for students.
Current Prerequisites & Course Offering
For current prerequisites for a particular course, and to view course offerings for a particular semester, see the Virginia Tech Course Timetables.
ECE 4374 Power System Protection Laboratory (1C)
Experimental verification of principles and practice of protective relaying. Experiments and design projects to demonstrate the principles and techniques of industrial power system design. Fuses, time overcurrent and instantaneous relays. Differential relaying for transformers. Distance relaying. Current and Voltage transformers.
This course provides experimental and project oriented verification of principles of industrial system design and power system protection. The laboratory experience will be invaluable to a student who intends to make power engineering his professional career. The course will complement the work done in the parallel course ECE 4354 that deals with the theory of power system protection.
Technical Elective. Typically offered: Spring. Program Area: Power.
Prerequisites: C- or better in 4334. Co-requisite: 4354.
This course requires an understanding of the basic principles of power system protection system design. This material is covered in ECE 4354, which is a co-requisite. Also needed is an understanding of power system analysis techniques, which are covered in ECE 4334.
Department Syllabus Information:Major Measurable Learning Objectives:
- Apply measurement techniques associated with power system transient phenomena
- evaluate the influence of transients on protective systems
- evaluate the operation of protective devices
- develop experimental techniques for setting and testing relays
- develop the skills to report experimental findings in written reports.
|General laboratory on instrumentation||10%|
|Current transformer performance||10%|
|Electromechanical TOC relays||10%|
|Doble test equipment||10%|
|Solid state TOC relay||20%|
|Computer based TOC relay||10%|
|Transformer Differential relay||10%|