Fundamentals of Power Systems (Major in Industrial Automation)


Electronics and Computer Engineering, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho nº 10766/2011 - 30/08/2011

6 ECTS; 2º Ano, 2º Semestre, 28,0 T + 14,0 PL + 28,0 TP + 5,0 OT

- Carlos Alberto Farinha Ferreira

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Understand the operating principles and key components of electrical machines and their equivalent circuits. Be able to select and operate electrical machines. Understand the energy production-transportation-supply chain.

- Fundamentals of electric machines: laws, materials, geometry.
- Ideal transformer. Real Transformer: operating principles, constitution, equivalent circuit, testing, performance, energy and power flow, Power connection transient. Auto-transformer.
- Principles of operation, constitution, equivalent circuit, tests, performance, power and power flow, power connection problems, start-up, speed regulation and reversal of rotation of: DC machines, asynchronous and synchronous machines. Sub-types of machines and their specificities.
- Special types of machines.
- Bases of the production, transport and distribution of electric energy.

Evaluation Methodology
Test: 70%. Practice (laboratory work): 30%. There are no minimums in partial rankings. Overall, the student must reach 9.5 out of 20.

- Leote, L. e Matias, J. (1989). Produção Transporte e Distribuição de Energia Eléctrica. (Vol. -). -: Didáctica Editora
- Fitzgerald, A. e Kingsley Jr., C. e D. Umans, S. (2003). Electric Machinery. -: McGraw-Hill
- Fernandes, J. (0). Sebenta de máquinas eléctricas. Acedido em 21 de janeiro de 2014 em -

Method of interaction
Lectures, problem-solving and laboratory work.

Software used in class