Fall 2015 textbook list
The Fall 2015 ECE textbook list is available online for students.
Current Prerequisites & Course Offering
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ECE 4354 Power System Protection (3C)
Protection of power apparatus and systems. Fuses. Voltage and current transducers. Relays, Coordination of Relays. Pilot channels. Grounding practices. Surge phenomena. Insulation coordination.
This course covers the subject of protection of power systems against faults and transient overvoltages. It is supported by a concurrent laboratory where related experiments are performed. Together, these two courses will provide the students a comprehensive treatment of the theory and practice of relaying. Also surge phenomena and protection practices against surges will be covered in this course.
Technical Elective. Typically offered: Spring. Program Area: Power.
Prerequisites: C- or better in 4334.
The concepts of power system analysis developed in EE 4334 are essential for the understanding of power system protection taught in this course.
Department Syllabus Information:Major Measurable Learning Objectives:
- Analyze the performance of power system transducers
- Apply the fundamental principles of power system protective devices.
- Design the primary and backup protection systems.
- Design a coordinated protection system for a network
|Principles of Protection||7%|
|Protection of Transmission Lines||10%|
|Protection of Transformers||7%|
|Protection of generators, motors and buses||8%|
|Pilot Channel protection||7%|
|Grounding of power systems||7%|
|Sources of dynamic overvoltages||7%|
|Generation and propagation of surges||10%|
|Surge protective devices||8%|