EECS 163L Power Systems Laboratory (2016-2017)

EECS 163L Power Systems Laboratory

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

EECS 163L Power Systems Laboratory (Credit Units: 1) Experiments and field trips relevant to studies in power systems. Corequisite: EECS163. Electrical Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. (Design units: 0)

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

Recommended Textbook:
None
References:

Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers.

Coordinator:
Keyue M. Smedley
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Describe the principle of the electrical power generation and distribution system.

2. Calculate the power flow of single and three phase systems.

3. Perform fault calculation and network protection.

4. Perform dynamic stability analysis.

Prerequisites by Topic

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

Lecture Topics:
  • Power readings
  • 3 phase circuits with balanced or unbalanced loads
  • 3 phase transformer circuits testing for Y & ∆.
  • Power transformer, solving with Open Ckt Test and Short Ckt test
  • Autotransformer
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of laboratory each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:
  • Use of program package furnished with the text (9 programs)
  • Write special purpose programs.
Laboratory Projects:

Students will use a watt meter, volt meter, amp meter and transformers for the following projects:

  • Power readings
  • 3 phase circuits with balanced or unbalanced loads
  • 3 phase transformer circuits testing for Y & ∆
  • Power transformer, solving with Open Ckt Test and Short Ckt test
  • Autotransformer
Professional Component

Contributes toward the Electrical Engineering Topics Courses.

Design Content Description
Approach:

Students use the circuit theory and magnetic theory to analyze the power system. Students gain hands on experiments measuring the power system parameters.

Lectures: 0%
Laboratory Portion: 100%
Grading Criteria:
  • Laboratory experiments and reports: 90%
  • Laboratory participation: 10%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 1.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 1.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

Prepared:
July 12, 2016
Senate Approved:
April 29, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr