Computational Methods in Power Systems

Course Information
TitleΥπολογιστικές Μέθοδοι στα Ενεργειακά Συστήματα / Computational Methods in Power Systems
SchoolElectrical and Computer Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorGrigorios Papagiannis
Course ID600001070

Programme of Study: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Registered students: 47
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
ELECTRICAL ENERGYElective Courses954

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
To understand simulation modeling techniques and their application in power systems, as well as large scale power system calculations To learn about the performance of transient models in power systems To use the most common simulation tools for dynamic analysis of power systems, fault analysis and protection coordination
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
Course Content (Syllabus)
Electric power system transients, historical background, computational methods, available software, EMTP-ATP software, modeling of electrical networks with lumped parameters, transmission lines with distributed parameters in the time-domain, frequency-dependent parameter models. Underground power cable models. Modeling of sources and switches. Models of rotating machines, synchronous, asynchronous generators. Switching transients, atmospheric disturbances and fast front transients. Overvoltage surge arresters and insulation coordination. Analysis of power system faults, short circuit current calculations, historical background, Computational methods, available software. Calculation of short circuit currents in three phase ac systems according to IEC 60909. Modeling of systems and devices. Short circuit current calculations, protection coordination
Electromagnetic transients, dynamic analysis of power systems, modeling, short circuit current calculation, protection coordination
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Slides for all lessons (theory and exercises) are offered in the lesson website. Bi-directional communication with the students is done using the same website and/or using group e-mail with useful attachments. Electronic project submission
Course Organization
Laboratory Work150.5
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Report (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Kundur Prabha, Λαμπρίδης Δημήτριος (επιμέλεια), 'Ευστάθεια και Έλεγχος Συστημάτων Ηλεκτρικής Ενέργειας', Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα, 2019
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