Checking date: 12/04/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Electrical power engineering fundamentals
(15507)
Study: Bachelor in Industrial Technologies Engineering (256)

Coordinating teacher: CHINCHILLA SANCHEZ, MONICA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electrical Engineering

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS

Course:
Semester:

Students are expected to have completed
All first-year subjects. Among them, Calculus I, Calculus II, Lineal Algebra and Physics II are of utmost importance.
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
After the student has passed this subject, he/she will be able to: - Describe the basic aspects of the structure and operation of electric circuits and power systems (single- and three-phase), employing a proper wording and terminology, in terms of their fundamental variables: voltages, currents, power, impedances, and power factor. - Analyze whatever electrical circuit in steady-state, calculating voltages, currents and power in each element, using systematic methods (nodal analysis, mesh analysis) as well as non-systematic ones (circuit reduction, grouping of elements, etc). Also he/she will be able to describe the behaviour of any dipole by substituting the balance of the circuit by its Thevenin or Norton equivalent. - Perform this type of analysis on any a.c. circuit at constant frequency, representing the corresponding magnitudes by their associate complex phasors. - Correctly choose and operate electrical instruments to carry out experimental measurements on a real circuit. - Use the single-phase equivalent to analyze a simple balanced three-phase circuit, and correctly apply reactive power compensation techniques by insertion of banks of capacitors.
Description of contents: programme
* Introduction to the Electric Power Engineering * Ideal- and real elements of circuits: resistance, inductance, capacitance, coupled inductances, voltage- and current sources. * Kirchhoff laws. * Grouping of elements. Voltage and current divider. * Mesh and nodal analysis of linear circuits * Superposition principle. Thevenin's and Norton's theorems. * Symbolic computation by means of complex phasors. * Analysis of a.c. circuits * Balanced three-phase circuits
Learning activities and methodology
THEORY - AGGREGATE GROUPS Theoretical concepts will be explained during lectures, based on slide presentations available on Aula Global. Additional multimedia material could be provided during the course. It is highly recommendable to read/hear/view the material before the class. PRACTICE - SMALL GROUPS The teacher will solve problems using the knowledge already presented in the previous lectures and propose additional exercises to the students to practice during the class. LABORATORY SESSIONS - Attendance is optional, but if you want to attend you need to inscribe in the group lists. - There are three lab sessions: ¿ Basic concepts and DC systems ¿ AC systems ¿ Three-phase AC systems - Safety in the lab is a major issue. No one should turn on any devices without the supervision of the laboratory teacher. Personal and partner¿s safety are the most important safety issues. Equipment safety is also important. Safety rules and indications from the teacher must always be followed. Breaking this rule may cause expulsion from the course. - There is a lab report for every session. In this report, there is a part to be completed before the lab session. Completion of this part is mandatory to get into the lab. All reports will be checked and validated. Those who fail in this part won¿t be allowed in the lab. - The exam consists on simple exercises about different aspects learnt during the lab sessions, i.e. how to connect a voltmeter/ammeter, properly analyzing a waveform in an oscilloscope, delta/star connection of three-phase loads and so on. - The grade of the laboratory will be the grade of the exam. The lab reports will not be graded. REPEAT STUDENTS - All Students, even those repeating the course, must take the laboratory test. GENERAL INFORMATION - Theory: Belén García, 1.3D10, 91 624 9949, bgarciad@ing.uc3m.es - Laboratory: Ashkan Nami, anami@ing.uc3m.es - Tuorial sessions: check professor¿s timetable on Aula Global. The tutorial session must be previously requested via e-mail. Tutorial sessions will only be attended within office hours.
Assessment System
• % end-of-term-examination 55
• % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 45
Basic Bibliography
• A. Bruce Carlson. Teoria de Circuitos. Thomson. 2002
• James W. Nilson. Electric Circuits. Pearson.