|Semester 1 Credit Value:||15|
To provide an understanding of the fundamental principles of the operation of a power distribution system and the analytical tools to enable design calculations to be performed.
Three-phase electric power systems, power and reactive power flows, relationship between line network voltages and reactive power flows, load flow calculations, fault level calculations, unsymmetrical fault calculations, network harmonic calculations and economic principles relating to distribution network design.
On successful completion of the module the students will be able to:
- Understand the principles of electrical power distribution and be able to perform basic design and operation calculations.
- Understand how harmonics are generated together with methods of their elimination.
- Understand some of the economic issues concerned with the operation of distribution systems.
- Understand the technical issues concerned with the operation of power distribution networks with reference to both urban and rural areas.
1. Use calculations, evaluation and problem solving skills relevant to power distribution engineering
2. Use power system analysis software packages to perform load flow studies, fault calculations, harmonic distortion calculations and other important power network studies.
3. Developed skills in researching relevant information and be able to summarise information from relevant sources and draw conclusions from that information.
4. Demonstrate improved transferable skills in terms of communication, group work, planning and the ability to manage his/her own learning, relevant to a post graduate degree.
5. Obtain distance learning, computer literacy and on-line competencies.
6. Perform calculations indicating network voltages and currents and the flow of power and reactive power in a power distribution network under normal operating conditions.
7. Perform fault current calculations under both balanced and unbalanced fault conditions.
|Graduate Skills Framework Applicable:||Yes|
|Category||Activity||Number||Length||Student Hours||Academic Staff Contact Hours||Comment|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||45:00||45:00||0:00||Post-module assignment|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||30||0:30||15:00||0:00||Revision for final exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||0:00||Final exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||2||7:00||14:00||14:00||Block taught|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||1:00||1:00||0:00||In-module assignment|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||43:00||43:00||0:00||Reviewing lecture material; general reading|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||30:00||30:00||0:00||Distance learning|
Lectures and the Distance Learning material provide core material and guidance for further reading. The Distance Learning material also provides problem solving practice and improves planning skills and on-line and computer competences and gives the students the opportunity to manage thier own learning. The class in-module test improves communications and group working skills while the post module assignment develops research skills and the ability to utilise relevant information from different sources.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written exercise||1||M||30||Post-module assignment (2000 words)|
|Prob solv exercises||1||M||10||In-module assignment|
The examination is an appropriate way to assess both theoretical knowledge and understanding and problem solving skills under time-constraint as required in industry. The post module assignment enables a more realistic engineering design problem to be set and will also assess data and information acquisition and evaluation skills. The in module assessment tests the students' problem solving skills and technical knowledge.
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