Fall 2015 textbook list
The Fall 2015 ECE textbook list is available online for students.
Current Prerequisites & Course Offering
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ECE 4334 Power System Analysis and Control (3C)
Development of methods for power system analysis and control. An analysis and design of systems for steady state, transient, and dynamic conditions. Digital Solutions emphasized.
This course is essential for those who will work in the utility, consulting or manufacturing sectors of the power industry including both bulk and industrial systems. The course is concerned with the analysis of power systems and develops the background in automatic generating control and economic dispatch as practiced in modern power engineering.
Technical Elective. Typically offered: Fall. Program Area: Power.
Prerequisites: C- or better in 3304.
3304 is required to learn the basics of electric power networks and their analyses. All of the material covered in this course requires this background.
Department Syllabus Information:Major Measurable Learning Objectives:
- Analyze a power system during short circuits.
- Analyze a power system during normal loading conditions.
- Design the power system for stable operation
- Analyze the economics of power production.
- Develop software for power system analysis.
- Analyze the control processes in a power system.
- Design and size switchgear for a power network.
|Three-phase circuits and the per unit system||5%|
|Models of power system elements||10%|
|Three phase faults||10%|
|Load flow analysis||10%|
|Principles of economic operation||10%|
|Automatic generation control||10%|
|Power System Stability||10%|