The unit provides an understanding of the analysis, design, construction, operation, and evaluation of power systems. Topics include voltage characteristics of loads; control of power and frequency; control of voltage and reactive power; calculation of transmission line parameters in bundled and non-bundled three phase transmission systems, transmission efficiency and voltage drops calculations; load flow analysis; analysis of symmetrical faults; symmetrical components and asymmetrical faults; protection of power system equipment; power system stability; HVDC transmission; quality aspects of electrical power. Students will have the opportunity to critically evaluate different design methods and apply their integrated knowledge to practical situations.
Students studying this unit in external mode must attend residential activity at the Casuarina Campus during the mid-semester study period. More information about residentials can be found at http://www.cdu.edu.au/engit/residentials.html
Prescribed Text - ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS