Checking date: 20/05/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Fundamentals of transient phenomena in power grids
Study: Bachelor in Electrical Power Engineering (222)

Coordinating teacher: ALONSO MARTINEZ, MONICA

Department assigned to the subject: Electrical Engineering Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Calculus I, Calculus II, Linear Algebra, Physics II It is needed to follow, simultaneously, Electric Power Engineering Fundamentals.
By the end of this subject, students will be able to have: 1. knowledge and understanding of the mathematical principles underlying their branch of engineering; 2. the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate and solve mathematical problems using established methods; 3. a systematic understanding of the key aspects and concepts of electrical circuits; 4. the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate and solve electrical circuits problems using established methods; 5. the ability to design and conduct appropriate experiments, interpret the data and draw conclusions; 6. workshop and laboratory skills. 7. the ability to combine theory and practice to solve electrical circuits problems;
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
TEMA 1:METHODS OF RESOLUTION OF DIFFERENTIAL EQUACIONES 1.1. Resolution of D.E. in time domain. 1.2. Numerical methods to resolve D.E. 1.3. Using Laplace Transform to solve a D.E. TEMA 2: FIRST ORDER ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS 2.1. Obtaining the free response and and the forced response. 2.2. Time constant TEMA 3: SECOND ORDER ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS 3.1. Obtaining the free response and the forced response. 3.2. Natural frequency and damping. System stability. 3.3. Series resonance. Paralel resonance. 3.4. Modelling electrical transients by means of software tools.
Learning activities and methodology
Theoretical and practical lessons solving problems. Practical lessons using computers.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Allan Greenwood. Electrical Transients in Power Systems. John Wiley and Sons.
  • Fraile Mora, Jesús. Electromagnetismo y circuitos eléctricos. McGraw-Hill.
  • Paul J. Nahin. Transient for Electrical Engineers Elementary Switched circuit Analysis in the Time and Laplace Transform Domains. Springer.
  • R.K. Nagle. Fundamentals of Differential Equations. Pearson.
  • Usaola, Julio y Moreno, Mª. Ángeles,. Circuitos eléctricos. Problemas y ejercicios resueltos. Pearson Educación.

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