Course: ECE 610. Fault Analysis in Power Systems (3)
Prerequisites: ECE 410/L or instructor consent. Study of impedance and admittance models, network calculations and symmetrical faults using Zbus (impedance matrix), symmetrical components and sequence networks. Unsymmetrical faults using symmetrical components also are covered. The power-flow problem is analyzed and explained in detail using methods, including Newton-Raphson and DC-power flow. The effects of distributed generation (DG) in short circuit analysis are discussed. A project is assigned in which students select a topic related to the course, perform bibliographical research, write a report and make presentations about their findings. Tools used include MATLAB and PSPICE.