Electrical Power Engineering‎
Duration: 24 Months (2 Years)
Degree Awarded: MSc

Speciality Requirements

Student must complete 25 credit hours
Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
3
Matrix algebra, graph theory, incidence and network matrices, formation of network matrices by singular and nonsingular transformations, sparse matrix techniques, triangular factorization techniques, power series, Bessel functions. Revision of the solution of linear and non linear differential equations. Linear and non-linear programming.
3
Revision of load flow analysis. Revision of balanced and unbalanced faults analysis by using modern software tools as ETAP and Power World.Generating stations. Variable load on power stations. Load curves. Load management. Economics of power generation. Optimization of real and reactive power. Computer simulation of practical power system problems.
3
Controlled rectifiers. Three phase full converters. T.hree phase dual converters. Power factor improvement. Pulse width modulation control. AC-Voltage controllers. Single phase bi-directional controllers. Three phase full wave controllers. Cyclo converter. AC voltage controller with PWM control. Thyristor commutation techniques. Choppers, principles of step-down and step-up operations. Thyristor chopper circuits. Pulse width modulated inverters.Design and construction of small power electronic equipment. Simulation of large power electronic devices using Matlab Simulink program.
3
Rotor dynamics and the swing equation, Equal-Area criterian of stability, transient stability, single machine -to- infinite bus stability, Multimachine stability studies, Methods of improving stability, voltage stability, Using modern computer programs for stability analysis of practical systems.Control of real and reactive power, voltage-reactive power control, Load-frequency control. Automatic generation control. Synchronous machines controllers (exciter and governor). Advanced topics in electrical power protection as: switchgear protection, advanced relays.
3
Review of Induction machines and Induction Motor Drives, Power electronics converters used in AC drives, Concept of Space vectors, d-q representation of 3-phase machines, Dynamic equations of induction machines, Scalar control; slip power control, Direct and indirect flux orientation, Sensorless control, Implementation of indirect vector control, Speed, Torque and Flux control, Effect of incorrect parameters, Introduction to Permanent Magnet Motors, Brushless DC Drives, Review of open loop variable speed AC Drives and drive applications, Brushless AC Drives, Application of micro controllers, DSP and FPGA to motor control.
2
Design and planning of transmission and distribution networks. Choice of nominal voltages. Selection of conductors, transformers and switchgears. Radial and ring type transmission networks. Reliability. Residential and industrial distribution, types of distribution systems, connected loads, load factor, maximum demand, diversity factor, derating factors, effect of harmonics, voltage drop calculations, short circuit calculations.
1
    • 469602
Models of power transmission lines with concentrated parameters, voltage drop and losses on the power transmission lines, parallel of the power transmission lines. Transformer protection devices. Power factor correction and reactive power compensation by using capacitive batteries, and synchronous condensers. Operating characteristics of the protection relays for high and low voltage networks.Combination of more relays to achieve particular protection objectives.Balanced and unbalanced Fault analysis by using Distance protection relays. Power quality.
469688 Thesis (1) 3
469689 Thesis (2) 3
1
This course investigates the basic understanding of scientific research through the preparation of presentation of selected research topics related to various fields in electrical power engineering. Understanding of professional ethics. Practice of scientific honesty in the citation and direct the students towards scientific papers published in well known scientific journals.

Speciality Optional Requirements

Student must complete 12 credit hours
Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
3
Extra High Voltage AC Long Transmission Lines, Technical characteristics, Relationships between different parameters of the operating condition, equivalent circuit, voltage distribution along the line, real and reactive power flow along the lines, methods of increasing the maximum power transferred along the line. Special operating conditions of EHV long T.L: no load condition, unsymmetrical load condition.EHV DC transmission lines; rectification, inversion, equivalent circuit, analysis of operating conditions. Operation, applications.
3
Generation of high voltages: AC-Voltages, DC-Voltages. Fundamentals of isolation techniques: electrical strength of isolation materials.High voltage surges in the electrical power systems and their causes. Protection against surges: switching surges, lightning surges, overhead ground wires, lightning arresters, travelling waves, and insulation coordination.
3
Introduction to engineering economics. Interest rates. Investment costs. Operating costs. Static and dynamic procedures for financial analysis. Sensitivity analysis .Tariffs. Cost optimization procedures. Privatization . Electric energy markets and control.
3
Thermal modeling and analysis of machines. Thermal equivalent circuit of electrical machines. Thermal monitoring. 3-2 phase transformation and vice-versa. d-q modeling of electrical machines. Space Vector method of transient analysis of induction machines. Finite Element methods for electromagnetic modeling of electrical machines. Modeling and analysis of electrical machines as applicable for drive systems. Application of various software packages. Simulation of electric drive systems using Software tools.
3
Course subjects and content will be always fixed at the beginning of semester according to the interest of the students and in coordination with the teaching staff of the program.
3
Solar geometry. Solar radiation characteristics and analysis with different algorithms. Measuring techniques and procedures of solar radiation. Photovoltaic’s :materials, cells types ,modules and systems. Power electronics equipment for PV power systems. Stand alone PV power systems. Electric grid connected PV power systems . Wind energy fundamentals . Wind speed analysis using Rayleigh and Weibull distribution functions. Wind speed measuring techniques and procedures. Electric machines used in wind power systems.
3
Theoretical background. Energy conversion. Energy recovery, Energy conservation in residential, industrial and commercial sectors, Energy management, electricity transmission, reducing electricity costs. Economics of energy conservation.
3
Introduction; what is Power Quality, Fundamentals of Power Quality; General Classes of Power Quality Problems; Causes and effects of power quality disturbances; Waveform Distortion, Voltage fluctuation; Power Frequency Variations; Power Quality Terms CBEMA Curve; Voltage Sages and Interruptions; Transient Over Voltages; Fundamental of Harmonics; Harmonic Solutions, Passive filters, active filters, ; Long Duration Voltage Variations; Distributed Generation and Power Quality; Wiring and Grounding; Monitoring Power Quality; Voltage Unbalance.
3
What is Distributed Generation? Analysis of load flow in distributed generation systems, operation and control of micro grids, Interface to Utility, Power Quality Issues, Interconnection Standards, economic optimization of renewable energy generators within a power system, distributed power system control and stability, Introduction to protection methods.Benefits of Smart Grids and their role in the reduction of consumer consumption and adding distributed generation.

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