Course Number: EE385/ECE485

Course: Power Generation & Distribution

Course Time: Mon.  6:30 - 9pm

Course Location: BNW 138

Schedule: 9/13/2021 - 12/13/2021

Final Exam: 12/20/2021 at 6:30 pm

Instructor: Jeffrey N. Denenberg

Hours: M 5:00-6:00 pm in SOE Conf Rm,
or Zoom / email at any reasonable time

Zoom Office: 710 293 2408

Google Voice: 203-513-9427

Email: jdenenberg@fairfield.edu

jeffrey.denenberg@ieee.org

Both emails are checked regularly but use ieee.org when I’m out of my office

This course considers the generation and distribution of electrical power to large areas. Three-phase networks are described in detail, including both generators and loads. Methods of modeling distribution systems by per-unit parameters are covered, along with power factor correction methods. Fault detection and lightning protection methods are also described. Some economic aspects of power generation and distribution are presented. (Prerequisite: EE 221) Three credits.

Learning Outcomes

No.

Outcome

Cognitive Level

ABET a-k

1

The student will understand society’s need for reliable, inexpensive and environmentally friendly electrical power and how to design a system to provide it.

Knowledge, Application,

& Synthesis

a, c, e, f, h, j, k

2

The student will be able to analyze electric motors and generators.

Analysis

a, e, k

3

The student will be able to model transmission lines and use these models to analyze power flow in power systems.

Application, Analysis

a, c, e, k

4

The student will be able to analyze and design balanced polyphase systems that includes generators, transformers, transmission lines and loads.

Analysis,

Synthesis

a, c, e, k

Class Grade Distribution – Will be published after each Quiz/Exam

Session Recordings: EE385-ECE485-Recorded-Sessions-Fall-2021.htm

Text: 

Electric Machinery and Power System Fundamentals,
Steven Chapman, 2002, Wiley, ISBN: 978-0-072-29135-3, errata, Author's Files

References:

Electric Power Systems: A First Course, Ned Mohan, 2012, Wiley (Notes/videos)

Electric Machines and Drives: A First Course, Ned Mohan, 2012, Wiley (Notes/videos)

Prof. A.K. Sinha, IIT Kharagpur, A full set of Power System Lecture Videos

Prof. Krishna Vasudevan, IIT Madras, Videos on Modelling/Analysis of Electric Machines

Software:

MatLab, Student or Professional Ed. (The Math Works) or Octave (MatLab Clone)
MatLab Tutorial by B. Aliane

LTSpice, (Free from Linear Technology, or Multisim, (National Instruments)
LTSpice Tutorial, Multisim Tutorial

Grade allocation:   

Quizzes (Best 5 of 8 count)

50%

Quiz Review Exam

25%

Comprehensive Final Exam

25%

Total

100%


Course Schedule:

Week

Topic

Text

Homework

Lecture Notes

Videos

9/13

Course Introduction

Review of Fundamentals

1

Get ahead in your reading

1.1-1.4, 1-6, 1.9, 1.10, 1.18

L01, L02, Mohan-1.1*,

Mohan-2***, Mohan-3

Mohan-1.1*, Mohan-2***,

Mohan-3

9/20

Three-Phase Circuits and Magnetics

2

2.1-2.3

L03, L04, Mohan-1.2

Mohan-1.2

9/27

Quiz 1
Transformers

 

3

 

3.1-3.4,3.6-3.8

L05, L06, Mohan-5.1, Mohan-5.2,
Mohan-5.3

Mohan-5.1, Mohan-5.2, Mohan-5.3

10/4

Quiz 2

Transformers (cont.)

 

3

 

L07

 

 

 

10/11 10/12

Fall Break – No Classes

 

 

 

 

10/18

AC Machine Fundamentals

 

4

4.2-4.6

L09, L10, Corrected Slide 9, Mohan-15, Mohan-16

Mohan-15, Mohan-16

10/25

Quiz 3

Synchronous Machines

 

5

 

5.1-5.3, 5.15-5.16

 

L11, L12, L13, Mohan-17, Mohan-18

 

Mohan-17, Mohan-18

11/1

Quiz 4

Induction Motors

 

7

7-2, 7-4, 7-6

L17,

 

11/8

Quiz 5

Induction Motors (cont.)

 

7

 

L18,

 

11/15

DC Motors

8

8-1, 8-3, 8-10

 

Gleb-5**, Mohan-11, Mohan-12

 

Mohan-11, Mohan-12

11/22

Quiz 7

Transmission Lines


9

9-1, 9-3, 9-11

L14, L15, Mohan-3.1

Mohan-3.2, Mohan-3.3

Mohan-3.1, Mohan-3.2, Mohan-3.3

11/24
11/28

Thanksgiving – No Classes

 

 

 

 

11/29

Quiz 8

Transmission Lines (cont.)

9

 

 

L16, L19, LineInductance,

 

12/6

Quiz 9

Course Review

 

 

 

 

12/13

Quiz Review Exam

 

 

 

 

12/20

Final Exam (comprehensive) at 6:30 PM

 

Finals Week 12/16 – 12/22

 

 

*           Professor Ned Mohan’s lecture notes for his text “Electric Power Systems: A First Course”
**         Professor Gleb V. Tcheslavski’s Lecture Notes for Chapman, “Electric Machine and Power System Fundamentals”

***        Professor Ned Mohan’s videos for his text “Electric Machines and Drives: A First Course”


CLASS EXPECTATIONS

I. TEACHER

Distribute syllabus.

Review the material described in the syllabus.

Explain material.

Identify alternate reading assignments or books that clarify the material.

Relate material to "real world" situations when possible.

Answer questions.

Be available to discuss problems.

Google Voice:

(203) 513-9427

Email:

mailto:jeffrey.denenberg@ieee.org

Home Page:

http://doctord.dyndns.org or http://doctord.webhop.net

Class Office Hours:

As noted above T, W, R

Be receptive to new ideas.

Announce business/class conflicts in advance.

Make up missed classes, but classes are never cancelled as they will be done on-line.

Prepare and administer exams.

Grade fairly.

Assign appropriate home problems.

Homework policy – reviewed in class, Quizzes cover the HW topics

II. STUDENT

Be familiar with the prerequisite material as well as the Computer Tools and Tutorials:

Use of MatLab

Use of Multisim or LTSpice

Ask questions and stay current.

Study the material described in the syllabus. Preferably before it covered in class and do some of the problems with answers in the back of each assigned chapter.

Complete the assigned homework.

Obtain class notes and homework if a class is missed.  View Author’s lecture video on that week’s topic(s)

Use the library and the Internet to obtain supplemental material.

Prepare for quizzes/exams.

Ask for help from me (I have office hours) and/or your fellow students.

III. Disability

If you have a documented disability and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please contact: David Ryan-Soderlund at Academic and Disability Support Services (203) 254-4000, x2615, or email drsoderlund@mail.fairfield.edu, and notify the course instructor within the first two weeks of the semester.

IV. Distance Education Students

The course lecture notes and supplementary videos are accessible via links in this syllabus and via Blackboard.  You should submit scanned copied of quizzes and your Exams via email.