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## ECE Course Syllabus

### ECE6323 Course Syllabus

#### Power System Protection (2-2-3)

Technical Interest
Group
Electrical Energy

Prerequisites
ECE 4320

Corequisites
None

Catalog Description
The theory and practice of modern power system protection techniques.

Textbook(s)
Elmore, Walter, Protective Relaying: Theory and Applications (2nd edition), Marcel Dekker, 2003. ISBN 0824709721, ISBN 9780824709723 (required) (used Summer 2002)

Horowitz and Phadke, Power System Relaying, Second Edition (2 edition), Research Studies Press, LTD, 2003. ISBN 0 86380 185 4 (required)

Strategic
Performance
Indicators (SPIs)
SPIs are a subset of the abilities a student will be able to demonstrate upon successfully completing the course.

Outcome 1 (Students will demonstrate expertise in a subfield of study chosen from the fields of electrical engineering or computer engineering):
1.	Understand the protection philosophy for electric power system and elaborate on the speed, dependability and security of protection systems.
2.	Understand the protection requirements for all the major power devices in an electric energy system, such as generators, power lines, and transformers. Describe protection schemes for major power devices and compute settings for the main protection functions.

Outcome 2 (Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate advanced problems and apply knowledge of mathematics and science to solve those problems):
1.	Design and code a protective relay and demonstrate its operation with simulated data.
2.	Develop algorithms and implementations for analyzing fault conditions for a small electric energy system under transient and steady state faults.

Outcome 3 (Students will demonstrate the ability to utilize current knowledge, technology, or techniques within their chosen subfield):
1.	Design, test and be conversant of the main protection functions for component protection, such as overcurrent, directional, differential, distance, over/under voltage, over/under frequency, volts over hertz, out of step protection.
2.	Design and implement special protection systems using traveling wave phenomena; design and implement special protection systems based on state estimation.

Topical Outline
Introduction
The Power system
Protection philosophy
Zones of protection
Protective equipment

Review of Background Material
Power system modeling
Symmetrical components
Three phase faults
Asymmetric faults
Fault transients
Transformer in-rush currents
Motor starting transients
Effects of grounding
High impedance faults

Relaying Instrumentation
Instrument transformers VTs, and CTs
Characteristic of VTs, nd CTs

Protection Fundamentals
Overcurrent protection
Overvoltage / undervoltage protection
Underfrequency / overfrequency protection
Zone distance protection
Differential protection
Pilot relaying
Computer relaying

Protective Relaying Applications
Generator protection
Motor protection
Transformer protection
Bus protection
Reactor and shunt capacitor protection

Out-of-Step relaying
Synchroclosers (Dynamic, Static)