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Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Fundamental Concepts of Electricity

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and AICTE via Swayam

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This course brings out some fundamental concepts of electricity supply systems through analysis, illustrative /real-life examples and experimental demonstrations. The focus is to make linkages between theory, experiments and practice. One of the objectives is to revisit some basic topics which have gained renewed importance due to new developments that have affected the structure, operation and control of the power system. The coverage will include transient and steady state behaviour of electrical components, considerations in the modeling of electrical elements (lumped/distributed), electrical supply systems: three-phase connections, neutral and grounding, protection and switching. The course also covers key concepts in the control of electrical power generation, power conditioning using power electronics converters, the fundamental and harmonic component of electrical waveforms, power quality, transmission lines/transformers, large power grids, frequency and voltage control. The new developments in power systems like renewable energy systems, wide-area measurement systems and the application of power electronics for high power applications are also presented.

The pre-requisite for this course is an exposure to electro-magnetism, electrical circuits, transformers, electromechanical conversion and electrical power systems.



Lectures covered in this course are as follows:
  1. Basic Physical Laws
  2. Circuit Elements
  3. Natural Transients and Steady State Response

  4. Frequency Response of Circuits
  5. Sinusoidal Steady State Response - Single Phase Systems
  6. Sinusoidal Steady State Response - Three Phase Systems

  7. Power Supply Systems
  8. Mutually Coupled Circuits and Transformers
  9. Single Phase Transformers
  10. Three Phase Transformers

  11. Power Conditioning Circuits
  12. dc to dc Converter and Solar Energy conversion

  13. Synchronous Machines
  14. Excitation and Governor Systems
  15. Load Characteristics and Wind Energy Conversion

  16. Transmission Lines and Cables
  17. Power System Operation and Control

The course will contain:
  1. Video lectures

  2. Support materials
    - Practice problems
    - Programmes
    - Further reading materials
    - Periodic live discussions and doubt solving

  3. Graded assignments (mostly MCQs)(Weightage = 30%)

  4. Final exam (Weightage = 70%).

Taught by

Prof. A. M. Kulkarni



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