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ECE 5377 and ECE 6377


Lec. 18509 and Lec. 18512
Spring Semester 2012
Course Time and Class Room:

MoWe, (4.00 5.30) PM, D3- E218


Dr. O. Crisan
Office: W302-D; Phone: (713) 743-4432;
Email:; FAX: 713-743-

Office Hours:

TuWe (10.00 AM 12.00 Noon),

Tu (4.00 - 6.00) PM,
or by appointment, using information

Catalog Description (ECE 5377/ECE 6377):
Power Transmission and Distribution Credit 3. (3-0) Prerequisites:
(-/Graduate standing) ECE 3364 and (concurrent enrollment in ECE
5127/co-registration in ECE 6127). Power transmission and distribution
network architecture and composition; load curves; symmetrical
components; parameters and equivalent circuits in symmetrical components
for overhead and underground lines, transformers, generators and loads; substations; industrial networks; networks steady-state analysis; faults;
protection systems; switching equipment; voltage and power static control;
surge voltages and protection. A term project will be required.
Expected Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this course are expected to meet the
following courses outcomes.
Students will apply their knowledge of mathematics, basic science,

electrical and computer engineering, in the area of electromagnetic

field theory by defining parameters and the corresponding models for
the power system components, by solving the normal and fault states
of complex electric power circuits in the phasor domain and define
their characteristics (ABET outcome a)
Students will improve their technical communication skill by
satisfying the specified requirements regarding the structure,
organization, explanation and justification, text and graphs quality for
each step of the HW and Project solution (ABET outcome g)
Students will improve the knowledge about the contemporary issues
by providing them with updated research information and by one or
two class-trips to the industry (ABET outcome j).
Academic Honesty Policy:
Students in this course are expected to follow the Academic Honesty Policy
of the University of Houston. It is your responsibility to know and follow
this policy. This policy may be found in the Student Handbook which is
available on the UH website. You must sign the Academic Honesty
Statement shown on the last page of this handout, detach it, and submit it no
later than Thursday, January 26, 2012. If you fail to do this, you will be
dropped from the course.
Religious Holy Days:
Students whose religious beliefs prohibit class attendance on designated
dates or attendance at scheduled exams may request an excused absence. To
do this, you are strongly encouraged to request the excused absence, in
writing, by the last day to drop without record for spring 2012 (Wednesday,
February 1, 2012). Please submit this written request to your instructor
immediately, to allow the instructor to make appropriate arrangements. For
more information, see the Student Handbook
Students with Disabilities:
Students with recognized disabilities will be provided reasonable
accommodations, appropriate to the course, upon documentation of the
disability with a Student Accommodation Form from the Center for Students
With Disabilities. To receive these accommodations, you must request the
specific accommodations, by submitting them to the instructor in writing, by
the last day to drop without record for spring 2012 (Wednesday, February 1,
2012). Students who fail to submit a written request will not be considered

for accommodations. For more information, see the Student Handbook.

Dropping The Course:
You may drop the course without receiving a grade until 11:59pm,
Wednesday, February 1, 2012, which is the University's last day to drop or
withdraw without record. After this date and until 11:59pm, Tuesday, April
3, 2012, you may drop with a W if you have not exceeded your total W
limit. Do not assume that you will be dropped by the instructor if you stop
attending class. You are responsible for completing the withdrawal
Course Topics:
Ch. 1. Power System Architecture and Composition. Sinusoidal SteadyState. Per Units.
(Power System (PS) components, rated voltages, network structure and
composition. Single and three-phase balanced circuits, active, reactive,
apparent and complex powers, phasors. Per unit calculation).

Ch. 2. Load Curves. Symmetrical Components.

(P, Q load curves, specific factors, load type. Symmetrical components general
equations, phasors and impedance transformation, power equations).

Ch. 3. Parameters and Modeling of the Overhead and Underground

Transmission and Distribution Lines.
(Structural components, resistance, reactance, conductance, susceptance, single
and double circuits, bundled conductors).

Ch. 4. Power Transformers.

(Single and three-phase transformers, double and three windings per phase,
windings connection, equivalent circuits).

Ch. 5. Steady-State Operation of Power Transmission and Distribution

(One-line diagram, line general equations, modeling of short, medium and long
lines, power losses).

Ch. 6. Voltage Control for Transmission and Distribution Networks.

(Transformer taps, capacitor banks, line compensation, power factor

Ch. 7. Symmetrical and Unsymmetrical Faults.

(Types, effects, modeling, analysis).

Ch. 8. Network Protection.

(Protection requirements, types, lines and transformers protection).

Required Text:
O. Crisan, ECE 5377/6377 Power Transmission and Distribution Course

O. Crisan, ECE 5377/6377 Power Transmission and Distribution
Recommended Textbook:
J. J. Grainger and W. D. Stevenson, Jr., Power System Analysis, McGrawHill,
Inc., 1994
Homework assignments are usually distributed on a weekly basis.
Regularly, if it is not in another way specified, the due date for the
homework is the first Monday of the following week. Later turned
assignments are not accepted.
Grading Policy:
The course final grade is based on the Homeworks and Projects grades
with an approximate weighted average of (25 30)% and (75 70)%,
respectively. The actual final weight will be decided at the end of the
Grade Point Rule:
The following approximate grade point scale will be used in
determining your final grade. This scale may be modified somewhat,
but it is included here so that you will have a general idea of how well
you are doing in the course. The final grade scale will be determined
at the end of the semester.
92 100: As
bellow 56: F

80 91.99: Bs

68 79.99: Cs

56 67.99: Ds

Attendance at all classes is expected and required. The instructor
may, if he chooses, take attendance in any class at any time during
the class. The instructor may do this as many times per class period
as he chooses, without warning. If for justified reasons you cannot
attend a class, please let the Instructor know In advance about that.
Take care, your classes attendance will be counted when the final
grade for the course is decided!!

You should have one or more working e-mail addresses that you
should check periodically for messages. Please obtain an account if
you do not already have one.
Withdrawal Policy:
The withdrawal dates listed in the Academic Calendar section of the Class
Schedule will be followed strictly. Please consult this document for
appropriate dates. Grades of Incomplete (I) will be given only when a small
portion of the course has not been completed for a good reason. If the
material has been completed, an I grade cannot be given. Detailed
information about these issues is available in the Student Handbook.
Academic Honesty Policy and Plagiarism:
The issue of academic honesty is a very important one to the ECE
department. In particular, copying of HW, Project or Exam from another
person, in whole or in part, will not be tolerated.
Working with other colleagues is not forbidden, but it does not mean that
you will have identical work presentation. If for defining the HW or Project
solution you have been working with other students, each of you has to
name those who participated on this process.
You will be given a signature page stating that you have read and understand
the rules regarding academic honesty as published by the university. This
page must be filled out and signed and submitted before you turn in your
first HW.
For all HWs and Project the following statements apply:
If identical figures, derivations, plots, or calculations are found, without
proper referencing as to their origin, it will be considered a violation of the
academic honesty policy. If figures, text, tables, or other material are taken
from any textbook without proper references, it will be considered a
violation of the academic honesty policy. If figures, text, tables, or other
material are taken from lecture notes without proper references, it will be
considered a violation of the academic honesty policy. If you and any other
student have the same figures, tables or plots, it will be considered a
violation of the academic honesty policy for both of you. The data can be
the same; but the figures, tables or plots made with this data must be
developed individually. Do your own work, and dont share it.

Academic Honesty Statement

I have read the University of Houston Academic Honesty
Policy contained in the UH Student Handbook, available on
the web, and agree to abide by its provisions. I understand
that the Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering takes academic honesty very seriously. I
understand that in the case of violations, penalties may
include suspension from the University of Houston.
Name: (Please print)

Please detach this page, and submit it to the instructor

no later than Thursday, January 26, 2012. If you fail

to do this, you will be dropped from the course.