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EEK140 - Electric power engineering
Owner: TELTA
5,0 Credits (ECTS 7,5)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: C

Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0198 Examination 2,5 c Grading: TH   2,5 c   13 Mar 2007 pm V,  15 Jan 2007 pm V,  22 Aug 2007 pm V
0298 Design exercise + laboratory 2,5 c Grading: TH   2,5 c    

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Bitr professor  Ola Carlson


For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Circuit theory, AC- and DC-circuits, Passive components and semiconductor components, jw-method.


The students will, after this course, understand the basic principles of electric power components and systems, as well as know the possibillities and limitations of them. Besides that, they will also know important concepts and calculation methods.


1. Electric power systems: Electric supply, Power networks, Transmission capacity, Voltage drop, Losses and Phase compensation.

2. Power system components: Transformers, Cables and Overhead lines.

3. Electrical drives: Induction machine, DC-machine, Synchronous generator, Speed regulation.

4. Power electronics: PWM-principles, Components, DC-converters, Rectifiers, Inverters.

5. Safety: Safety instructions, Risks and protection.


The first half of the course is based on lectures and excersises and it aims at teaching the basic facts, important principles and mathematical methods. This part is tested in a written exam after 7 weeks. The second half of the course is based on three larger problems which the students solve by themselves. During this part only a few lectures are given, instead more time is spent on answering the students questions about the problems and to discuss their solutions with them. This part aims at giving the student a deeper understanding of the subject as well as making them more experienced in solving unknown problems. This part of the course is tested in an oral exam.




Written and oral examination.

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