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Electromagnetic Compatibility in Electric Power Engineering

Programme Summary

Major: 13.04.02 Power Industry and Electrical Engineering

Specialisation: Power Supply

Degree: Master

Course units:

Unit 1. General concepts of electromagnetic compatibility

Unit 2. Key electric power quality indicators and calculation techniques

Unit 3. Ways and technical means of ensuring the electric power quality

Unit 4. Experimental study of electromagnetic interference in case of non-linear load

Unit 5. Guidelines and regulations concerning EMC issues

Course contents:

The course covers the issues of electric power quality and ways to ensure it.

Activities:

  1. Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  2. Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  3. Office-hours.

Total hours – 108

Total points – 3

Classroom hours – 45

Lectures – 15

Practical classes – 15

Laboratory classes – 15

Unsupervised hours – 63

Midterm assessment – Pass/fail examination

Computer, Network and Information Technologies

Programme Summary

Major: 13.04.02 Power Industry and Electrical Engineering

Specialisation: Power Supply

Degree: Master

Course units:

Unit 1. Current computer and information technology development trends.

Unit 2. Office and publishing software for scientific publications and documents preparation.

Unit 3. All-purpose scientific and engineering calculations software packages.

Unit 4. Computer graphics and multimedia in science and engineering.

Unit 5. Data acquisition and transfer network technology.

Unit 6. Electronic databases.

Unit 7. Data coding and protection.

Unit 8. Process control systems.

Course contents:

Unit 1. Current computer and information technology development trends:

Computer technology in science, business and everyday life. Computer technology used for group activities. Usage of local and global networks. Main functionality of engineering and production computer systems.

Unit 2. Office and publishing software for scientific publications and documents preparation:

Electronic documents and editions. Types, purpose and structure of scientific reports, articles, synopses, workbooks, monographs, presentations, publicity leaflets. Document preparation and publishing using paperless technology. Overview of up-to-date publishing packages such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint and of their components like LaTex 2e and others.

Unit 3. All-purpose scientific and engineering calculations software packages:

Overview of up-to-date scientific and engineering calculations software packages. Calculations with the help of standard office packages of Microsoft Excel and OpenOffice.Calc. Statistica and Stadia as up-to-date statistical programme packages. Mathcad: Main capabilities and calculation procedures. MATLAB Simulink: Structure, data presentation and calculation procedures.

Unit 4. Computer graphics and multimedia in science and engineering:

Visualization of test and calculated data. Graphic presentation of numeric and text information. Digital image storage and transfer formats. Vector and bitmap graphics. 3D graphics and fractal objects. Dynamic data visualization. Graphic user interface. LabVIEW: Virtual laboratory instrumentation.

Unit 5. Data acquisition and transfer network technology:

Principles of data network architecture. Network topology. Network structuring. Network services. Key software and hardware components of a network. Local area network basic technology. TCP/IP and its implementation in Windows NT/2000/XP or Unix. Internet/Intranet technology. HTTP as a fundamental Web protocol. E-mail means. Database control systems. Wireless networks, mobile telecommunications service.

Unit 6. Data coding and protection:

Introduction to the theory of information and coding. Data complexity and protection. Information and entropy. Error correction codes. Cryptographic data protection techniques and application of cryptographic protocols in computer networks.

Unit 7. Electronic databases:

Database life cycle. Main stages of database engineering. Hierarchical, network and relational data models. Data operations including data sorting, search and filtering. Basics of MS Access. SQL tables. Hypertext and multimedia databases. XML servers. Object-oriented databases.

Unit 8. Process control systems (PCS):

Purpose and functional structure of a PCS. Principles of PCS architecture and development stages. Basic PCS elements and software. Hardware and communication channel requirements. Power monitoring systems. Power dispatch control systems.

Activities:

  1. Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  2. Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  3. Office-hours.

Total hours – 108

Total points – 3

Classroom hours – 30

Unsupervised hours – 78

Term paper in the 1st semester

Midterm assessment – pass/fail examination

Energy Saving and Energy Management

Programme Summary

Major: 13.04.02 Power Industry and Electrical Engineering

Specialisation: Power Supply

Degree: Master

Course units:

Unit 1. Introduction. Major energy saving areas. Regulatory framework.

Unit 2. Energy management elements and implementation stages. Energy management key components.

Unit 3. Introduction of a consumer monitoring system. Conducting an energy audit.

Unit 4. Forms, structure and analysis of energy balance.

Unit 5. Energy use modelling.

Unit 6. Real-time energy use control. Energy use optimization.

Unit 7. A complex problem of energy saving and the environment.

Unit 8. Energy efficiency.

Activities:

  1. Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  2. Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  3. Office-hours.

Total hours – 180

Total points – 5

Classroom hours – 30

Unsupervised hours – 114

Midterm assessment – Examination

Analysis of Power Consumption and Power Management

Programme Summary

Major: 13.04.02 Power Industry and Electrical Engineering

Specialisation: Power Supply

Degree: Master

Course units:

Unit 1. Introduction. Major energy saving areas. Regulatory framework.

Unit 2. Energy management elements and implementation stages. Energy management key components.

Unit 3. Introduction of a consumer monitoring system. Conducting an energy audit.

Unit 4. Forms, structure and analysis of energy balance.

Unit 5. Electric power use modelling.

Unit 6. Real-time power use control. Electric power use optimization.

Unit 7. A complex problem of energy saving and the environment.

Unit 8. Energy efficiency.

Activities:

  1. Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  2. Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  3. Office-hours.

Total hours – 180

Total points – 5

Classroom hours – 30

Unsupervised hours – 114

Midterm assessment – Pass/fail examination

Control, Protection and Automation of Power Supply and Distribution Networks

Programme Summary

Major: 13.04.02 Power Industry and Electrical Engineering

Specialisation: Power Supply

Degree: Master

Course units:

Unit 1. Management, monitoring and alarm systems of power plants and station

Unit 2. General principles of power plant and power station management

Unit 3. Secondary circuits

Unit 4. Building control and alarm circuits for high-voltage switches

Unit 5. Secondary protection devices

Unit 6. Transducers, current and voltage transformers

Unit 7. Control current. Control current sources.

Unit 8. Microprocessor-based protection systems

Unit 9. A microprocessor-based protection devices diagram. Hardware elements of microprocessor-based relay protection devices.

Unit 10. Majors manufacturers of microprocessor-based protection devices. Classification of relay protection  device functions.

Unit 11. Protection of 6-35 kV lines

Unit 12. Protection of 110-220 kV lines

Unit 13. High-frequency protection

Unit 14. Protection of motors with rated voltages above 1 kV

Unit 15. Protection of power transformers

Unit 16. Protection of furnace transformers and converter transformers

Unit 17. Protection of power lines with voltages below 1 kV

Unit 18. Linear and emergency control devices in electric power systems

Unit 19. Discussion of reports

Coursecontents:

The course is about protection and automation devices used in 0.4 to 220 kV networks of industrial-scale power supply systems and covers both electromechanical and microprocessor-based protection devices.

Activities:

  1. Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  2. Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  3. Teacher-led laboratory classes;
  4. Office-hours.

Total hours – 180

Total points – 5

Classroom hours – 65

Unsupervised hours – 79

Laboratory work – 26 hours

Term paper – 30 hours

Midterm assessment – Examination

Modelling of Electrical Power Systems

Programme Summary 

Major: 13.04.02 Power Industry and Electrical Engineering

Specialisation: Power Supply

Degree: Master

Course units:

Unit 1. Basics of modelling theory. The concept of model and classification

Unit 2. Modelling of complex electric power systems for ferrous metallurgy

Unit 3. Basics of modelling in Matlab by Mathworks with the Simulink and National Instruments Multisim applications

Unit 4. Math modelling of the electric loop of an electric arc furnace

Unit 5. Math modelling of the ‘Thyristor converter/Separately excited DC motor’ system

Unit 6. Math modelling of a static VAR compensator for non-linear and abruptly variable load (EAF and TC-M)

Unit 7. Modelling of high-voltage synchronous motor

Unit 8. Modelling of synchronous generator

Unit 9. Modelling of the ‘Frequency converter/AC motor’ system

Course contents:

Unit 1. Basics of modelling theory. The concept of model and classification.

The concept of modelling. Classification of models by presentation (full-scale, material or mathematical), by level of accuracy (complete, incomplete, approximate), by the time factor (static and dynamic). Mathematical modelling. Requirements to math models. Similarity and adequacy. The concept of experiment and classification.

Unit 2. Modelling of complex electric power systems for ferrous metallurgy

Complex power system. Types of power systems utilized at metallurgical sites (superpower electric arc furnaces with static VAR compensators, thyristor motor drives of hot and cold rolling mills, high-voltage synchronous motors of oxygen plants and the roughing stands of a hot mill, synchronous generators of in-house power plants; advanced high-power lines built with AC motors and frequency converters of various make) and their features. Purpose and problems of modelling of the above objects.

Unit 3. Basics of modelling in Matlab by Mathworks with the Simulink and National Instruments Multisim applications

Basics of Matlab by Mathworks (the graphic interface; basic operations with data; basics of the embedded programming language; basic Simulink libraries; dealing with the main blocks of the SimPowerSystem library; model calculation techniques; presentation of math modelling outcomes). Basics of National Instruments Multisim (the graphic interface; dealing with the main blocks of electrical elements; presentation of math modelling outcomes).

Unit 4. Math modelling of the electric loop of an electric arc furnace

Math modelling of the electric loop of an electric arc furnace (EAF). Simplified EAF model with the electric arc presented in the form of variable active resistance. Single-phase and three-phase EAF models with the electric arc presented in the form of back EMF. Single-phase and three-phase EAF models with the use of the Cassie arc equation. Comparison of the EAF electrical characteristics obtained with the above models. Assessment of the EAF current harmonic content. Assessment of the AEF impact on the supply mains through modeling.

Unit 5. Math modelling of the ‘Thyristor converter/Separately excited DC motor’ system

Modeling of back-EMF 6- and 12-pulse rectifiers with current control. Identification of key energy and electrical parameters of a thyristor converter, such as overlap angle, delay angle, average rectified current and voltage. Calculation of the higher current harmonics produced by a thyristor converter.

Unit 6. Math modelling of a static VAR compensator for non-linear and abruptly variable load (EAF and TC-M)

Math model of filter compensation networks. Obtaining the resulting frequency response of the supply mains and the higher harmonics filters. Math model of a thyristor-reactor group (TRG). Implementing a TRG control system. Studying the reactive power compensation for different modes of EAF and TC-M.

Unit 7. Modelling of high-voltage synchronous motor

Building a synchronous motor (SM) model based on the Park-Gorev equations. Matrix model of a synchronous motor. SM model built with the SimPowerSystem library blocks. Designing an automatic excitation controller to ensure a stable dynamic response of a SM in case of solid state load surges or main power dips etc. Exploring a SM in transition modes.

Unit 8. Modelling of synchronous generator

Building a synchronous generator (SG) model based on the Park-Gorev equations. Designing an automatic excitation controller. Exploring a SG in transition modes.

Unit 9. Modelling of the ‘Frequency converter/AC motor’ system

Math model of a frequency converter with a DC link. Math model of a converter with an active front end rectifier. Building AC motor u/f and vector control systems. Studying the pulse width modulation algorithms. Exploring the energy and power characteristics of a frequency converter.

Activities:

  1. Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  2. Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  3. Office-hours.

Total hours – 108

Total points – 3

Classroom hours – 15

Unsupervised hours – 93

Midterm assessment – Pass/fail examination

Additional Mathematical Chapters in Power and Electrical Engineering

Programme Summary

Major: 13.04.02 Power Industry and Electrical Engineering

Specialisation: Power Supply

Degree: Master

Course units:

Unit 1. Introduction. Mathematical methods in scientific research and engineering.

Unit 2. Mathematical theory of complex systems

Unit 3. Boolean logic in management and decision-making models

Unit 4. Extremum problems

Unit 5. Data classification methods

Unit 6. Equations of mathematical physics

Course contents:

Unit 1. Introduction. Mathematical methods in scientific research and engineering.

General value of mathematical methods at the current stage. Mathematical apparatus for informed decision-making in a situation of uncertainty. The role of students’ R&D activity in their becoming qualified specialists.

Unit 2. Mathematical theory of complex systems

Elements of discrete structures theory. Graphs, trees, networks. Directed and connected graphs. Application of graph theory in mathematical modelling of complex systems. Graph problems. Basics of queuing theory.

Unit 3. Boolean logic in management and decision-making models

Boolean logic definitions and axioms. Boolean expressions. Boolean functions. Multi-valued logic. K-valued functions. Discrete optimization problems. Fuzzy logic.

Unit 4. Extremum problems

Optimal solution criteria. Optimization problems classification. Mathematical programming methods (in the context of power industry). Approximate approaches to solving optimization problems. Multifactor and multicriteria problems. Response and convergence.

Unit 5. Data classification methods

Classification algorithms. Cluster analysis. Logical and structural discernment methods. Criteria description. Remote measures. Tree-based clustering. Fuzzy sets.

Unit 6. Equations of mathematical physics

Partial differential equations. First-order quasilinear and nonlinear equations. Nonlinear equations and their solution. Numerical solution of partial differential equations. Singular perturbation theory.

Activities:

  1. Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  2. Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  3. Office-hours.

Total hours – 72

Total points – 2

Classroom hours – 30

Unsupervised hours – 42

Midterm assessment – Pass/fail examination

The Issues of Today’s Science and Industry (Power Engineering)

Programme Summary

Major: 13.04.02 Power Industry and Electrical Engineering

Specialisation: Power Supply

Degree: Master

Course units:

Unit 1. Introduction. Current situation in the global power sector and Russia’s place in it. Restructuring Russia’s electric power industry.

Unit 2. Models, structure and functioning of Russian and foreign electricity markets.

Unit 3. Issues of electric power generation, conversion and long-distance transmission.

Unit 4. Electric power distribution and power consumption optimization issues. Power supply optimization.

Unit 5. Theory and practical methods of power plant equipment diagnostics. New types of insulation applied in power lines and stations.

Unit 6. Reliability of electric power systems. Solar power plant reliability optimization issues.

Unit 7. Unconventional and renewable energy sources: Issues and prospects. Environmental issues of electric power industry.

Unit 8.New approaches to electric power consumption and quality enhancement.

Activities:

  1. Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  2. Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  3. Office-hours.

Total hours – 72

Total points – 2

Classroom hours – 30

Unsupervised hours – 42

Midterm assessment – Pass/fail examination

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