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An Introductory Laboratory In Power Engineering Technology: A Systems Approach

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2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

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June 26, 2016

End Date

June 29, 2016





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Integrating Curriculum and Labs in ET Programs

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Engineering Technology

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Matthew Turner Purdue University, West Lafayette

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Dr. Matthew Turner is an Assistant Professor of ECET at Purdue University New Albany where he teaches courses in power systems and controls. Prior to joining the faculty at Purdue, Professor Turner worked as a researcher at the Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research in the area of power and energy systems, with a focus on smart grid implementation and computer modeling. Dr. Turner's current research concentrates on demand response technologies and the application of novel teaching and learning methods to power engineering education.

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This paper presents the design of a curriculum and the associated hardware for the laboratory component of an introductory power engineering technology course for sophomore students. The content was developed to implement a systems approach that uses the modern electric power network as an interconnected system to be designed, analyzed, and tested. The major hardware components of the electrical power system are studied and analyzed in individual laboratory experiments. By the end of the semester, students have integrated them together to create a working micro-grid.

Turner, M. (2016, June), An Introductory Laboratory In Power Engineering Technology: A Systems Approach Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.26225

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