EECS 163 Power Systems (2012-2013)

EECS 163 Power Systems

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

EECS 163 Power Systems (Credit Units: 4) Generation, transmission, and use of electrical energy. Fault calculation, protection, stability, and power flow. Corequisite: EECS163L. Prerequisite: EECS70B. (Design units: 1)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0534548841.

Recommended Textbook:

Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers.

Keyue M. Smedley
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: EAC a, EAC b.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Describe the principle of the electrical power generation and distribution system. (EAC a, EAC b)

2. Calculate the power flow of single and three phase systems. (EAC a, EAC b)

3. Perform fault calculation and network protection. (EAC b)

4. Do dynamic stability analysis. (EAC b)

Prerequisites by Topic

AC circuit theory. Upper division standing. Facility in using a computer language and familiarity with UCI computers.

Lecture Topics:
  • AC power networks: review of phasors and power.
  • Polyphase networks: concept of symmetrical components.
  • Transformers, transmission lines.
  • Power flow calculations.
  • Fault calculations and network protection.
  • Transients in power systems, stability.
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:
  • Use of program package furnished with the text. (9 programs)
  • Write special purpose programs.
Laboratory Projects:
  • Basic measurements of real and reactive power, polyphase power
  • Use of instrument transformers
  • Computer solutions of network and power flow equations
  • Synchronous machine characteristics
  • Transformer connections (3-phase)
Professional Component

Contributes toward the Electrical Engineering Topics Courses and Major Design experience.

Design Content Description

Use the circuit theory and magnetic theory to analyze the power system. Use hands on experiments to measure the power system parameters. (40%)

Lectures: 70%
Laboratory Portion: 30%
Grading Criteria:
  • Midterm exam: 30%
  • Final exam: 40%
  • Home work: 20%
  • Class participation: 10%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 3.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 1.0 credit units

July 9, 2012
Senate Approved:
February 23, 2004
Approved Effective:
2004 Fall Qtr