Laboratory of Electrical Power Engineering 1

Data is displayed for academic year: 2023./2024.

Laboratory exercises

Course Description

The course is organized in three laboratory blocks. In the first block students should get acquainted with Power Plant Simulator AES 2000 (manufactory is Applied Educational Systems, Inc.), to understand the dynamic behavior of the thermal power plant in the different operation conditions and interactions between power plant and power system. In addition they should be able to calculate thermal efficiency of the steam (Rankine) and gas (Bryton) power conversion cycles in thermal power plants, basic flow relationships in hydro and wind power plants, power production in nuclear reactor core and heat transfer in electric power network components. In the second block by using the software package Matlab ? Simulink (manufactory is MathWorks, Inc.) students be able to develop dynamic model of electric power system for investigations of frequency variations after the disturbances. And in the third block students should get acquainted with power systems environment, be able model power system elements and system.

Study Programmes

University graduate
[FER2-HR] Electrical Power Engineering - profile
(1. semester)

General Competencies

Students will be able to recognize main problems in power plant control. They will get practical experience with state estimation, power flow, short circuit and security analyses. Students will be able to develop dynamic models of electric power system. Students will be able to model main components of thermal, nuclear, hydro and wind power plants to check basic power conversion characterisitics using modern state of the art computer codes and models. Student will have basic capabilities to calculate heat production and dissipation in electric power system components.

Learning Outcomes

  1. identify heat sources and sinks and calculate ambient conditions having influence on electrical equipment operation
  2. define and analyze dependence of operational parameters in cooling towers and similar heat transfer equipment
  3. classify faults in electrical power networks and to calculate fault current values
  4. explain the difference in the short circuit values for different locations in the network and various network configurations
  5. analyze the steady state of power network and to calculate the power flows in the network
  6. select the structure of power networks
  7. argue the impact of distributed energy sources on power networks
  8. create graphics-based systems for data collection and analysis

Forms of Teaching


Two hours per week.


Examination before, during and after the laboratory exercises.

Laboratory Work

Four hours weekly.

Other Forms of Group and Self Study

Preparing for Laboratory work.


Measurement data elaborations.

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Laboratory Exercises 0 % 50 % 0 % 50 %
Quizzes 0 % 50 % 0 % 50 %

10 laboratory exercises are individually evaluated. Each carries 10% of total points.

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Introductory lecture
  2. Laboratory exercise 1: Calculation of temperature increase in rooms with electrical equipment
  3. Laboratory exercise 2: Analysis of cooling tower operation
  4. Laboratory exercise 3: Measurement electrical characteristics of grounding system including four types of measurements: -potential distribution -grounding system resistance -step and contact voltage - resistance of lightning grounding system
  5. Laboratory exercise 4: Fuses. Measuremets of characteristics of different fuses types.
  6. Laboratory exercise 5: Power flow
  7. Laboratory exercise 6: Short circuit
  8. Exams
  9. Exams
  10. Laboratory exercise 7: Structure of distribution networks
  11. Laboratory exercise 8: Distributed energy sources
  12. Laboratory exercise 9: Fundamentals and application of graphical programming in power systems
  13. Laboratory exercise 10: Creating a system for monitoring and control of power system facilities
  14. Laboratory exercise 11: Load angle stability
  15. Exams and evaluation.


Igor Kuzle (2010.), Mjerenja električkih svojstava uzemljivačkog sustava - Laboratorijske vježbe, FER-ZVNE, interna skripta
Marko Delimar (2005.), Upute za laboratorijske vježbe iz Analize elektroenergetskog sustava, FER-ZVNE
Davor Grgić (2006.), Upute za laboratorijske vježbe iz Pretvorbi energije, FER-ZVNE

For students


ID 35230
  Winter semester
L1 English Level
L1 e-Learning
30 Lectures
0 Seminar
0 Exercises
60 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

90 Excellent
75 Very Good
60 Good
50 Sufficient