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ECE Course Syllabus

ECE6323 Course Syllabus


Power System Protection (2-2-3)

Technical Interest
Electrical Energy

ECE 4320


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

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)

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
  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
  Line production - network, radial
  Reactor and shunt capacitor protection

Stability, /Reclosing, and Load Shedding
  Out-of-Step relaying
  Synchroclosers (Dynamic, Static)
  Load conversion

Fundamentals of Computer Relaying
  Overview of computer relaying
  Hardware organization
  Integration of substation functions