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Computer Applications in Electrical Power Engineering

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Course Unit Code410-2301/04
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *Second Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
KRA24doc. Ing. Vladimír Král, Ph.D.
In terms of this subject is student acquainted with basic principles of computer use in electrical power engineering. Is discussed the broad issue of electrical power measurement, long-term automation measurement, electric converters. Main accent is insisted on PC control of measurement instruments, next on data transfer and their processing, presentation and utilisation.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
To be able to create measurement block diagram.
To explain PC option use by electric power measurement.
To grasp basic principles of RS-232C, RS485, LPT, USB and GPIB interfaces.
To clarify data acquisition and data transfer.
To explain signal sampling, to describe A-D and D-A converters, DAQ PC cards and to explain measurement errors.
To be acquainted with measurement of basic electrical values in distribution systems.
Course Contents
Chances of PC use in power engineering.
Basic electric values measuring problems.
Measurement signal adjustment.
Converters of electric values, technical standards.
Data transfer and data processing. PC control of measurement instruments.
Long term automatic measuring.
Steady state and dynamic voltage deviation. Voltage outages. Transient performances.
Software for A/D converters and distribution network monitors.
Measuring data processing and their evaluation.
Monitoring and evaluation of electric power take-off in relation to daily load curve.
Demand side management. Maximum stable and quarter capacity. Energy consumption management.
Batch and bulk data processing. Database and spreadsheet programs usage.
Results presentation.

Information about the requirements for passing the exercises. Safety considerations. The organization of the work in the labs. Instructions for elaboration of lab task.
Resistivity measuring by Ohm method. Measurement error evaluation.
Voltage transformer transmission response.
PC serial interface. Measuring instruments control via serial interface, measured data import to spreadsheet.
Data acquisition cards - description, principles, characteristics and their control. Principle of A/D converters.
LV transient measuring.
Special software for mathematic data processing, FFT analyse.
Virtual development software package and their applications.
Final written test.

No.1: Measuring of wide brand general-purpose instruments frequency dependence.
No.2: Measuring of voltage and current by DAQ card. Experiment configuration. Measured data analyses.
No.3: Measuring electric values accordance with EN 50160. Let use Analyser BK 550.
No.4: Measuring by distribution network monitor.

Phase shift by ground fault determination.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
Prasad, V. Engineering electromagnetic compatibility - principles, measurement, technologies, and computer models, New York: IEEE New York, 2001, ISBN 0-7803-4743-9
Gupta, S.; Gupta, J.P. PC Interfacing for Data Acquisition & PC Process Control, 2nd edition, NYC: Instrument Society of America, 1994, ISBN 1-55617-513-2.
Kollár, I., et al. Technology of Electrical Measurement, John Wiley Chichester, 1993, ISBN 0-471-93435-6
Haasz, V.; Snorek; M., Schummy, H. PC Instrumentation for Data Acquisition and Measurement, Berlin: PTB Berlin, 1992, ISBN 3-89429-209-1
Haas, V. a kol. Číslicové měřicí systémy, Praha: ČVUT FEL, 2000
Kreidl, M.; Šmíd, R. Technická diagnostika, Praha: BEN 2006, ISBN 80-7300-158-6
Ďaďo, S.; Kreidl, M. Měřicí převodníky fyzikálních veličin, 3.vydání, Praha: Skripta ČVUT Praha, 1990, ISBN 80-01-00286-1
Ďaďo, S.; Vedral, J. Číslicové měření: přístroje a metody, Praha: Vydavatelství ČVUT, 2002, ISBN 80-01-02492-X
Ďaďo, S.; Kreidl, M. Senzory a měřicí obvody, 2. vydání, Praha: Vydavatelství ČVUT, 1999, ISBN 80-01-02057-6
Kocourek, P. a kol. Číslicové měřící systémy, Praha: ČVUT Praha, monografie, 1994

Prasad, V. Engineering electromagnetic compatibility - principles, measurement, technologies, and computer models, New York: IEEE New York, 2001, ISBN 0-7803-4743-9
Recommended Reading:
Walkenbach, J.: Microsoft Excel 2000 Formulas, IDG Books Worlwide, 1999.
Sylaby pro distanční část kombinovaného studia.
Barilla, J; Simr, P.; Sýkorová, K. Microsoft Excel 2016: podrobná uživatelská příručka, Brno: Computer Press, 2016, ISBN 978-80-251-4838-9
Firemní materiály firem Moravské přístroje, Elcom a dalších
Manuály různých programových produktů
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials, Experimental work in labs, Project work, Other activities
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Graded creditGraded credit100 (100)51
        Laboratorní práceLaboratory work20 4
        ProjektProject15 1
        PísemkaWritten test10 1
        Závěrečný testWritten test55 15