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2016/2017 Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science Master Electrical Engineering
Power System Dynamics
Responsible Instructor
Name E-mail
Dr.ir. J.L. Rueda Torres    J.L.RuedaTorres@tudelft.nl
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x
Education Period
Start Education
Exam Period
Course Language
Expected prior knowledge
ET4107 Power System Analysis II
ET4121 – AC Machines
Theory lectures:
Lecture 1: Introduction
Lecture 2: Equipment Characteristics and Modeling
Lecture 3: Equipment Characteristics and Modeling (cont’d)
Lecture 4: Equipment Characteristics and Modeling (cont’d)
Lecture 5: Study of System Stability (analytical approach)
Lecture 6: Study of System Stability (measurement based)
Lecture 7: Damping control

Lab sessions:
Session 1: Tutorial for PowerFactory (Single-Machine Infinite Bus system)
Session 2: Modelling of an interconnected system (steady-state performance)
Session 3: Dynamic models –Part1
Session 4: Dynamic models –Part2
Session 5: Long-term voltage stability assessment
Session 6: Rotor angle stability assessment
Session 7: Tuning of power system stabilizers
Course Contents
The course "Power Systems Dynamics" is devoted to the study behaviour of electrical power systems in non-steady state. Knowledge of the dynamic behaviour of electrical power systems and their components is important in order to predict whether the system (or a part thereof) remains in a stable state after a disturbance. The time frame of observation ranges from milliseconds to several minutes, depending on the kind of disturbance and the influence of applied controls. For each time frame, special models of the network components are derived. In this course, the model of the synchronous generator and the associated control systems receive special attention due to their dominant influence on the dynamic behaviour of the power system. In the computer assignments, the theory is put into practice by means of software based simulations in Matlab and DIgSILENT PowerFactory. Subject to investigation are: generator models, frequency and voltage controls, model-based and measurement-based eigenvalue analysis, wide-area monitoring, damping control, and simulation models for interconnected power systems.
Study Goals
At the end of the course the students will be able to:

- Describe the modeling aspects of power system components for computer aided simulation of electro-mechanical transients
- Apply and interpret stability criteria for the analysis of
system’s dynamic behavior
- Create a model of a power system in a simulation software
- Assess the system performance following typical
Education Method
Lectures and computer assignments
Computer Use
Matlab, DIgSILENT PowerFactory
Literature and Study Materials
P. Kundur, Power System Stability and Control, Mc.Graw Hill, inc. 1994, ISBN-0-07-035958.
Lab reports and final exam including a theoretical questions component and a computer-based component. The computer-based part of the test requires familiarity with the models built during the lab assignments. The students are expected to run time-domain simulations and give insight into the observed phenomena.
Study load: 112 hours.
maximum aantal deelnemers