DEE-23106 Fundamentals of Electrical and Power Engineering, 5 cr

Person responsible

Ari Nikander, Teuvo Suntio


Implementation Period Person responsible Requirements
DEE-23106 2019-01 1 Ari Nikander
Final exam and assignments

Learning Outcomes

Students having taken the course are expected to have gained a solid understandíng of the electric circuit theory, concepts and methods that are essential to understand the information given in the reminder of the MSc course. They should be able to: (i) calculate and analyse the steady-state and dynamic behaviour of simple electrical circuits; (ii) understand the three-phase nature of practical electrical power networks and the analytical tools that are available to power engineers to bring them down to manageable levels suitable for analysis


Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. Basic concepts and laws in electrical circuit theory: e.g. the current and voltage relationship in the various electric circuit components, Kirchhoff's laws and their application to solve electrical circuit problems and Thevenin's and Norton's methods to solve electrical circuit problems.     
2. Introduction to Laplace transform and its application to solve the time-domain behaviour of electrical circuits, introduction to the properties of first-and second-order systems, introduction to system dynamics including stability and frequency-domain behaviour of electrical systems, introduction to resonant circuits      
3. The electrical power network (layout and description of the main components, voltage levels, per-unit notation), phasor notation, electrical power     
4. Modelling of power system components: transmission lines, transformers, rotating machines, loads      
5. Nodal analysis: formation of Ybus and Zbus and what they are used for. Symmetrical components and related transformations and what they are used for.      
6. Basics of distribution network calculation.     

Study material

Type Name Author ISBN URL Additional information Examination material
Book   Electric Circuits   J. W. Nilsson & S. Riedel       Topics covered in lectures and exercises   Yes   
Book   Modern Power System Analysis   D. P. Kothari, I. J. Nagrath       Topics covered in lectures and exercises   Yes   
Lecture slides     Ari Nikander         Yes   

Correspondence of content

Course Corresponds course  Description 
DEE-23106 Fundamentals of Electrical and Power Engineering, 5 cr SET-6236 Fundamentals of Electrical and Power Engineering, 5 cr  

Updated by: Turjanmäki Pia, 04.03.2019