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Esta asignatura inicia con la clasificación y descripción de los distintos tipos de estabilidad de los sistemas eléctricos en régimen permanente, continúa con las generalidades de la estabilidad de pequeña señal proporcionando los fundamentos para mejorar este tipo de estabilidad en un SEP; estudia los conceptos de estabilidad de ángulo, frecuencia y voltaje, tanto de corto y largo plazo, y para finalizar, describirá las características y modelación de los sistemas de transmisión HVDC y sistemas de compensación FACTS utilizados en los sistemas eléctricos de potencia.

Esta asignatura inicia con la clasificación y descripción de los distintos tipos de estabilidad de los sistemas eléctricos en régimen permanente, continúa con las generalidades de la estabilidad de pequeña señal proporcionando los fundamentos para mejorar este tipo de estabilidad en un SEP; estudia los conceptos de estabilidad de ángulo, frecuencia y voltaje, tanto de corto y largo plazo, y para finalizar, describirá las características y modelación de los sistemas de transmisión HVDC y sistemas de compensación FACTS utilizados en los sistemas eléctricos de potencia.

Aims and Summary 

  • To introduce to the students of other disciplines the fundamental principles and concepts of electrotechnology.
SECTION 1: DC CIRCUITS - Circuit elements. Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's laws, Thevenin's and Norton's theorems, mesh and nodal analysis. Energy storage and power dissipation/transfer.

    SECTION 2: AC CIRCUITS - Sinusoidal excitation, peak and r.m.s. values, phasors. Reactances and impedance. Applications of circuit theorems to AC circuits. Real power, reactive power and volt-amps, 3 phase fundamentals.
      SECTION 3:  ELECTRICAL MACHINES FUNDAMENTALS - Ampere's and Faraday's laws.  Magnetic circuit analysis. Eddy current and hysteresis losses in ferromagnetic materials. Transformers. DC machines (motor and generator). Induction motors. Synchronous generators.

      Aims and Summary

      This course is intended for mechanical engineers

      1. To give students a basic understanding of electrical technology as used in mechanical engineering applications. 
      2. To introduce electrical machines and power systems and their practical applications, supported by practical analysis/synthesis methods of sufficient mathematical depth.


      Aims and Summary 

      1. Explain how electromagnetic phenomena underpin practical electromechanical energy conversion systems. 
      2. Develop an understanding of the way in which ferromagnetic material behaviour influences energy conversion systems. 
      3. Develop the concept of equivalent circuit models of practical energy conversion systems.



      Esta asignatura inicia con la clasificación y descripción de los distintos tipos de estabilidad de los sistemas eléctricos en régimen permanente, continúa con las generalidades de la estabilidad de pequeña señal proporcionando los fundamentos para mejorar este tipo de estabilidad en un SEP; estudia los conceptos de estabilidad de ángulo, frecuencia y voltaje, tanto de corto y largo plazo, y para finalizar, describirá las características y modelación de los sistemas de transmisión HVDC y sistemas de compensación FACTS utilizados en los sistemas eléctricos de potencia.

      Esta asignatura inicia con la clasificación y descripción de los distintos tipos de estabilidad de los sistemas eléctricos en régimen permanente, continúa con las generalidades de la estabilidad de pequeña señal proporcionando los fundamentos para mejorar este tipo de estabilidad en un SEP; estudia los conceptos de estabilidad de ángulo, frecuencia y voltaje, tanto de corto y largo plazo, y para finalizar, describirá las características y modelación de los sistemas de transmisión HVDC y sistemas de compensación FACTS utilizados en los sistemas eléctricos de potencia.

      This course provides the skills to perform model verification and simulation of electrical systems starting from classical circuit analysis until power system analysis. The course uses an approach that combines a theoretical explanation of the phenomenon with practical verification using simulation using the Hardware in the Loop (HIL) paradigm.

      SECTION I: STEADY-STATE RESPONSE

      • UNIT 1: DC Steady-state Mesh Analysis
      • UNIT 2: AC Steady-state: Phasor and Time-domain
      • UNIT 3: Three-phase power system, load flow analysis

      SECTION II: DYNAMIC RESPONSE

      • UNIT 4: RL transient using AC supply
      • UNIT 5: Short-circuit in a synchronous generator
      • UNIT 6: Frequency response of a power systems


      In this course, students will learn how to define protection settings in real-life situations, and how to validate the settings, logic, and design of protection systems by using the concept of relay-in-the-loop and real-time simulations

      • UNIT 1: Testing protection relays
      • UNIT 2: Real-time simulation for testing and validation of protection functions.
      • UNIT 3: Implementation of Relay-in-the-loop
      • UNIT 4: Overcurrent protection
      • UNIT 5: Distance protection

      This course provides an overview of power electronic converters (PECs) and the main aspects to consider for its integration into the power systems. The focus of this course is to learn the main aspects of modelling PECs from the power system point of view and the use of digital simulation to assess the performance of the power system considering an appreciable integration of PECs. 

      The course closes with main aspects related to the monitoring and control of power converter dominated power systems.

      • UNIT 1: Power electronic converters: fundamental concepts, classification. Commutation devices, commutation process.
      • UNIT 2: Power electronic converter applications: Renewable generation
      • UNIT 3: Modelling and simulation of PECs: EMT and RMS simulations.
      • UNIT 4: Operation of PECs components inside the power systems: Voltage source converter (VSC) and Line commutated converter (LCC).
      • Unit 5: Virtual Synchronous machine
      • Unit 6: PECs in energy storage systems
      • Unit 7: Grid following and grid forming converters
      • Unit 8: Black start capability of PEC based technologies
      • Unit 9: DC low voltage microgrids
      • Unit 10: Phasor Measurements Units
      • Unit 11: Wide Area Monitoring, Protection and Control (WAMPAC)

      The objective of the course is to present the main aspects related to the frequency control and stability on modern power systems.

      This course focuses on frequency, as a consequence, a comprehensive understanding of the dynamic processes in electrical power system is presented, the core is based in the electromechanical dynamics of synchronous generators, the response in the frequency of the components of the power system, and control of the frequency in multi-machine systems.

      Special topics of modelling of power electronic components are considered.

      • Unit 1: Introduction to the electrical frequency in power systems. The motivation of the Power system changes
      • Unit 2: Fundamentals of electrical frequency in electrical power systems
      • Unit 3: Frequency Control in power system
      • Unit 4: Emergency frequency control
      • Unit 5: Frequency response of power electronic-based technologies

      The course aims to provide a solid understanding of the stability and control of the modern power system, taking into consideration the actions to be implemented on the system during abnormal conditions; especially emphasis on dynamic processes and power system stability.

      It covers advanced concepts for building complex power systems models, and analysis techniques (dynamic-stability) to ensure the reliability and energy efficiency of the power system, considering the most recent advances in power electronics.

      • UNIT 1: Conceptual description of stability
      • UNIT 2:  Stability classification
      • UNIT 3:  Modeling of the elements of the system for the study of stability
      • UNIT 4:  Angle stability
      • UNIT 5: Voltage stability
      • UNIT 6: Frequency stability and control
      • UNIT 7: FACTS devices
      • UNIT 8: Security in electrical power systems: Static security and Dynamic security