Courses & Units
Power System Dynamics and Stability ENG441
The aim of this unit is to provide students expertise in the analysis of power system dynamics and stability for practical applications. The unit covers an introduction to the concept of power system stability, representation of synchronous machines and AC transmission modelling in stability studies, static and dynamic load models, steam and hydro turbines and governing systems, HVDC systems and their representation in stability studies, small-signal stability concept, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, small-signal stability of a single machine and multimachine systems, transient stability concept, simulation of power system dynamic response, direct method of transient stability analysis, voltage stability and voltage collapse, wide-area monitoring, and impact of wind and solar integration on power system dynamics.
|Unit name||Power System Dynamics and Stability|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
|Coordinator||Doctor Waqas Hassan|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Determine small-signal stability of power systems using eigenvalues and eigenvectors
- Evaluate power system dynamic response using appropriate commercial software
- Determine transient stability of a power system using the equal area criterion
- Investigate voltage stability and conditions for voltage collapse
- Analyse the impact of renewable energy integration by simulating power system dynamics
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PrerequisitesENG333 Power Systems 1
2 x 2 hours lectorials weekly, 6 x 3 hours labs
|Assessment||Labs (20%)|Exam (40%)|Project (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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