EE 394: Topics in Power System Engineering

Steady-state and transient analysis; symmetrical components, stability, protection, relaying. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.


Topic: 7 - Power Electronic Devices and Systems A study of power electronic components and circuits; HVDC converters; electronic drives for machines; AC/DC converters. Topic: 9 - Power Quality The study of electrical transients, switching surges, lightning, and other phenomena that cause deviations in 60-hertz sinusoidal voltages and currents. Topic: 10 - Electromechanical Dynamics Same as Mechanical Engineering 384E (Topic 1: Electromechanical Dynamics). MaxwellÕs equations and transient response of electrical machines. Topic: 11 - Design of Electrical Machines Same as Mechanical Engineering 384E (Topic 2: Design of Electrical Machines). Electrical and mechanical design of electrical machines. Topic: 13 - Intelligent Motion for Robotics and Control Electric drives and machines used in computers, robotics, and biomedical applications; and special electric drives and machines used in industry and power systems. Includes magnetic circuits and magnetic materials; electromechanical energy conversion principles; rotating and linear machine concepts, including synchronous, induction, DC, and variable reluctance machines; ParkÕs equations; vector and tensor control of induction motors; sensors, actuators, and microcontrollers; and electromagnetic levitation. Topic: 14 - Electrical Transients in Power Systems Analysis and modeling of electrical transient phenomena in power systems, traveling wave, insulation coordination, overvoltage protection. Topic: 16 - Restructured Electricity Markets The locational marginal pricing (LMP) model of electricity markets. Includes market dispatch formulated as an optimization problem, unit commitment issues, and pricing rules and incentives in markets; energy-price and transmission-price risk hedging and energy network models; and revenue adequacy of financial transmission rights, a mixed-integer programming approach to unit commitment, the representation of voltage constraints into market models, and the design of electricity markets to mitigate market power. Electrical Engineering 394 (Topic 16) and 394V (Topic: Restructured Electricity Markets) may not both be counted.

Course Level: 



Graduate standing in electrical engineering, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.