Advanced Project in Electrical Power Systems and High Voltage Systems

2021/2022

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved when studying the 2nd semester on the Master of Science in Energy Engineering with specialisation in Electrical Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Have knowledge about and comprehension of how to design, optimise, operate and/or diagnose electrical power systems or high voltage systems
  • Have knowledge and comprehension within different advanced optimisation methods and apply the mathematical concepts to electrical power systems or high voltage systems and/or have knowledge and comprehension within different system identification and diagnostic methods and their application
  • Have knowledge and comprehension of how electric power systems are operated in different scenarios (steady-state, alert and/or emergency operation, during transients)

Skills

  • Be able to judge the usefulness of the used different scientific methods for the design, optimisation, optimisation control and/or diagnostic of electric power systems or high voltage systems
  • Be able to verify the different scientific analysis and methods by means of laboratory experiments and/or advance computer simulations

Competences

  • Be able to control the working and development process within the project theme, and be able to develop new solutions within design, optimisation, operation and/or diagnostic of electrical power systems or high voltage systems
  • Be able to show entrepreneurship to define and analyse scientific problems in the area of design, optimisation, operation and/or diagnostic of electrical power systems or high voltage systems, and based on that make and state the reasons for decisions made
  • Be able to set up innovative ideas within the area of design, optimisation, operation and/or diagnostic of electrical power systems or high voltage systems
  • Independently be able to continue own development in competence and specialisation
  • Be able to follow more sophisticated literature, or state-of-the-art, within electrical power systems and high voltage systems

Type of instruction

Problem based project organised work in groups. The project can be made in cooperation with external partners and the project can be a disciplinary project, a cross disciplinary project or a part of a multi-disciplinary project, where several groups from the department do different parts of a larger project. Finally, the project can also be a part of a so-called MEGA project also in cooperation with industry, where several project groups from more departments are participating, each doing their part of the large project to find a total solution.

The project work must be documented by a scientific paper (max. 8 pages) accompanied by a project summary report. The project summary report should elaborate the project details and conclusions. The maximum length of the summary report (report without appendices) is 50 pages. For more information see semester description in Moodle.

The scientific paper will be presented at a conference arranged within the Department of Energy Technology, prior to the project examination.

The project should be based upon an electrical power system or a high voltage system to which an optimisation, control and/or diagnostic system is to be set up. First, the system is to be modelled and different system identification methods can be applied to determine the parameters of the system. The system model is verified by simulations and data time series from either a real system or a laboratory set-up. Based on the model, the optimisation, control and/or diagnostic system is set up to improve the performance of the system, either with regard to power output, energy efficiency, life time extraction, fault detections etc. and the system should be implemented and verified experimentally.

Due to special technical or scientific documentation requirements, the student documents the project work in a project report, which can be prepared individually or in a group within the project theme; however the student’s special preferences for the semester must be approved by the Study Board in advance.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 20 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 600 hours for the student

Exam

Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • It is a pre-condition that the student has submitted a scientific article and presented the scientific article at the CES conference prior to the project examination. All group members must be present at the conference.

Exams

Name of examAdvanced Project in Electrical Power Systems and High Voltage Systems
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
The project group should orally present the project work and scientific paper as specified in the Examination Policies and Procedures. The project group members will undergo an oral examination with internal adjudicator, based on the scientific paper and the project summary report.
ECTS20
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Project on 3rd Semester Electrical Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering.

Facts about the module

Danish titleAvanceret projekt i elektriske anlæg og højspændingssystemer
Module codeN-EE-K3-5A
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS20
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
DepartmentDepartment of Energy Technology
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science