Teaching distribution network protection through the support of a software tool

Carlos Fortunato, V. Fernao Pires, J. F. Martins

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Abstract

This paper presents a method to motivate and improve the study of distribution networks protection. The activities associated to this method are based on a software tool that was developed with the equations that are presented in the classes. Due to this, is possible to the students to first calculate the settings for the relays and then compare with the values obtained with the software tool. Another advantage is to verify in a graphic way the several results obtained by the tests. On other hand, some real case studies are used in order to improve their motivation and show that programs that may be developed by them could be used in real applications. Through the proposed educational method students can obtain an intuitive way of grasping the main concepts as well to explore their problemsolving capabilities. The positive response from students indicates that the proposed methodology is useful for the learning of distribution networks protection.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1561-1566
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509014125
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event26th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2017 - Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Jun 201721 Jun 2017

Conference

Conference26th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2017
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh, Scotland
Period18/06/1721/06/17

Keywords

  • Active learning
  • Distribution networks protection
  • Engineering education
  • Student motivation

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    Fortunato, C., Pires, V. F., & Martins, J. F. (2017). Teaching distribution network protection through the support of a software tool. In Proceedings - 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2017 (pp. 1561-1566). [8001478] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISIE.2017.8001478