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Circuit Analysis And Electrical Power System Curricular Development For The Power Engineering Technology Program

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2009 Annual Conference & Exposition

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Austin, Texas

Publication Date

June 14, 2009

Start Date

June 14, 2009

End Date

June 17, 2009

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Curriculum in Mechanical and Power Engineering Technology

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Engineering Technology

Page Count

12

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14.321.1 - 14.321.12

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https://peer.asee.org/4650

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Wei Zhan Texas A&M University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-9956-1910

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Dr. Wei Zhan is an Assistant Professor of Electronics Engineering Technology at Texas A&M
University. Dr. Zhan earned his D.Sc. in Systems Science from Washington University in 1991.
From 1991 to 1995 he worked at University of California, San Diego and Wayne State
University. From 1995 to 2006, he worked in the automotive industry as a system engineer. In
2006 he joined the Electronics Engineering Technology faculty at Texas A&M. His research
activities include control system theory and applications to industry, system engineering, robust design, modeling, simulation, quality control, and optimization.

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Ryan Beasley Texas A&M University

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Ryan Beasley is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology at Texas A&M
University. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2006 as a result of his work on the
control of surgical robots. His research activities involve designing surgical robots, developing virtual reality tools to enhance image-guided surgery, investigating haptic interfaces, and devising control algorithms for all the above.

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Jay Porter Texas A&M University

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Jay R. Porter joined the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University in 1998 and is currently the Program Director for the Electronics and Telecommunications Programs. He received the BS degree in electrical engineering (1987), the MS degree in physics (1989), and the Ph.D. in electrical engineering (1993) from Texas A&M University. His areas of interest in research and education include product development, analog/RF electronics, instrumentation, and entrepreneurship.

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Joseph Morgan Texas A&M University

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Joseph A. Morgan has over 20 years of military and industry experience in electronics and telecommunications systems engineering. He joined the Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution Department in 1989 and has served as the Program Director of the Electronics and Telecommunications Programs and as the Associate Department Head for Operations. He received his BS degree in electrical engineering (1975) from California State University, Sacramento, and his MS (1980) and DE (1983) degrees in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University. His education and research interests include project management, innovation and entrepreneurship, and embedded product/system development.

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Circuit Analysis and Electrical Power System Curricula Development for Power Engineering Technology Program

Abstract

In response to the potential growth of the power generation industry, the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University is creating a new BS degree program in Power Engineering Technology. The curricula of two circuit analysis courses are redesigned to address the needs of the newly established Power Engineering Technology program. This paper discusses the details of the curricula development effort started in the Spring of 2008. Traditionally, for Electronics Engineering Technology students at Texas A&M University, circuit analysis is covered in two separate courses in sequence. The first course teaches DC circuit analysis techniques and the second course develops AC techniques. The new curricula combine the DC circuit analysis materials with part of the AC circuit analysis material to become a course covering the fundamental circuit analysis materials. The second course focuses on advanced AC circuit topics and power systems. It starts with an introduction to the power generation and transmission. The principles of motors and generators are introduced. AC power and power factor correction are discussed next, followed by resonance, filter, transformer, and polyphase systems. The laboratory classes are also redesigned to include more motor, generator experiments. Software packages such as MultiSIM and MATLAB are introduced to help the students better understand the theory and laboratory experiments. While the focus for the second course is on electrical power systems, much of the AC circuit analysis material covered in the first class is used to analyze the circuits related to motors, generators, resonant circuits, transformers, and polyphase systems, such that the students are still exposed to the circuit analysis tools in two consecutive semesters. Feedback from the students is used to continually improve the curriculum.

Zhan, W., & Beasley, R., & Porter, J., & Morgan, J. (2009, June), Circuit Analysis And Electrical Power System Curricular Development For The Power Engineering Technology Program Paper presented at 2009 Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, Texas. https://peer.asee.org/4650

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