The BRADLEY DEPARTMENT of ELECTRICAL and COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Undergraduate PROGRAMS

Course Information

Description

Basic concepts of AC systems, single-phase and three-phase networks, electric power generation, transformers, transmission lines, electric machinery and the use of power.

Why take this course?

Electric power and energy are cornerstones of modern industrial societies. This course provides the basis of how electric power is produced, distributed and utilized in an efficient manner. The students need this background in all branches of electrical engineering.

Required for all EE majors; Technical elective for CPE majors

Prerequisites

C- or better in 3004.

Elementary network theory, as taught in ECE 2004, is essential for the development of the power network theory in this course. There are no co-requisites for this course.

Major Measurable Learning Objectives

  • apply the basic principles of circuit analysis to AC networks
  • apply phasor representation to solve AC networks
  • solve the network and evaluate performance of single-phase and three-phase networks
  • determine the equivalent circuit of single- and three-phase transformers
  • apply the principles of electric machines and their control,
  • apply AC circuit analysis techniques to transmission lines and interconnected power networks.

Course Topics

Topic

Percentage of Course

AC Circuits 5%
Single-Phase Circuits and Power Calculations 10%
Three-Phase Circuits and Power Calculations 10%
Power Delivery Systems
    Power transformers
  • Transmission lines
  • Interconnected networks
35%
Electric Machinery
  • a) DC machines
  • b) AC machines
40%