ECE: Electrical & Computer Engineering

ECE 6304 Advanced Topics in Power


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ECE 6304 Advanced Topics in Power (3C)

Advanced topics of current interest in power engineering. Topics are selected from current technical literature.

Typically offered: Fall, Spring. Program Area: Power.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: Matrix calculus, elementary probability and statistics.

Why are these prerequisites or corequisites required?

Understanding of power engineering materials such as in ECE 4334 and ECE5334 or equivalent. It is critical that one meets these conditions.

Department Syllabus Information:

Major Measurable Learning Objectives:
Course Topics
Topic Percentage
Simulations of power system dynamics 1.
Measurements of power system dynamics (PMU, FDR, TR) 2.
System oscillation studies 3.
Propagation of power system electromechnical waves 4.
Dynamic measurement algorithms 5.
Dynamic measurement device design 6.
Event triggers and pattern recogniation 7.
Wind power generation and grid connection studies 8.
Cascading failures 9.
Displays of system dynamics and animations 10.

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