Course Title: Solve problems in complex polyphase power circuits
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2013
Course Code: EEET6788C
Course Title: Solve problems in complex polyphase power circuits
School: 130T Vocational Engineering
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6112 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical
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Nominal Hours: 60
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
UEENEEG048A Solve problems in complex multiple path power circuits
This unit covers procedures for determining correct operation of complex polyphase power circuits and providing solutions as they apply to electrical power engineering work functions. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including using electrical measuring devices, applying appropriate circuit theorems and providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations and justification for such solutions.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
UEENEEG049B Solve problems in complex polyphase power circuits
1. Prepare to solve problems in complex polyphase power circuits
1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
2. Solve problems in complex polyphase power circuits
2.1 OHS risk control work measures and procedures are followed.
3. Complete work and document problem solving activities
3.1 OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed.
Details of Learning Activities
Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the theory of concepts of three phase power circuit analysis. Activities involve theoretical and practical exercises of polyphase power circuit analysis, complex power single and three phase circuits, balanced and unbalanced loads, three phase loads, line voltage drops, neutral currents, fault currents, fault loop impedance and transformer percentage impedance.
Practical activities to develop skill in software applications for calculation fault levels and voltage drops and verification of results with circuit simulation softwares: PSPICE or Multisim.
Projects on analysis of induction motor and transformer equivalent circuits and calculations of voltage drops, fault currents and application of Australian Standards for determination of Fault Loop Impedance
may be undertaken as part of a team or individual basis.
Research activities is designed to be independent study to do project research, design, construction, testing and problem solving activities.
The skills and knowledge described in this unit require a licence to practise in the workplace where plant and equipment operate at voltage above 50 V .
|week||Topic Delivered||Competency Element Covered||Assessment Task|
|1||Polyphase systems, Three Phase Y/D connected generators ||1.1,1.2, 1.3||in class activities: group discussion and practice exercises
|2||Phase Sequence Determination, Balanced three phase loads ||1.4,1.5,1.6||in class activities: group discussion and practice exercises
|3||Power in three phase system ||2.1, 2.2, 2.3||in class activities: group discussion and practice exercises
|4||Unbalanced three phase loads |
|assignment 1, 15%
|5||Transformer equivalent electrical circuit Practical applications ||2.1, 2.2, 2.3,3.2 |
|6||Transformer percentage impedance, fault currents ||1.4,1.5,1.6||in class activities: group discussion and practice exercises
|7||Fault currents in Multiple Earthing Neutral system ||2.4,2.5, 2.6 ||in class activities: group discussion and practice exercises
|8||Symmetrical faults, Fault loop impedance ||2.1, 2.2, 2.3||in class activities: group discussion and practice exercises
Solving problems in complex polyphase power circuits
|2.4,2.5, 2.6 |
|in class activities: group discussion and practice exercises
|2.1, 2.2, 2.3||in class activities: group discussion and practice exercises
|11|| Voltage drops |
|1.4,1.5,1.6||in class activities: group discussion and practice exercises
|12||Software simulation Multisim,Practical labs ||2.4,2.5, 2.6 |
|assignment 2 15%
|13||Induction motor equivalent circuit ||3.1-3.4||research project 20%
|14||14 Solving problems in complex polyphase power circuits, Multisim ||2.4,2.5, 2.6||in class activities: group discussion and practice exercises
|15|| Determining the operating parameters of existing circuit ||2.1, 2.2, 2.3,3.2 |
| individual study
|17 & 18||Centralised examination||all elements||exam 50%|
Boylestad"introductry to circuit analysis"
Boylestad, “Introductory Circuit Analysis”, Prentice Hall
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Overview of Assessment
This course will be assessed through a range of practical exercises, assignments and progressive tests.
Final Examination: 50%
Written assessment to demonstrate an understanding of polyphase power circuit analysis, complex power single and three phase circuits, balanced and unbalanced loads, three phase loads, line voltage drops, neutral currents, fault currents, fault loop impedance and transformer percentage impedance.
2 Assignments 15% each
In each tutorial session students are give practice exercises to complete in class session
Practical activities in verifying calculations using simulation software for fault level calculations, voltage drops, motor and transformer equivalent electrical circuits.
Practical project 20%
Analysis of induction motor and transformer equivalent circuits and calculations of voltage drops, fault currents and application of Australian Standards for determination of Fault Loop Impedance may be undertaken as part of a team or individual basis.
Practical Exercises will be assessed progressively according to individual task criteria. All practical exercises must be:
- Undertaken according to safe working practice as specified by the School.
- Perform according to specified laboratory standards and practice including calibration, measurement and accurate reading.
This course is graded using the following course grades-
CHD- Competent with High Distinction
CDI- Competent with Distinction
CC- Competent with Credit
CAG- Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC- Not Yet Competent
DNS- Did Not Submit for Assessment
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|Competency Unit||Course Code||Assignments||practical project||exam|
cover element 2, and 3
cover elements 1,2 and 3
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