410-2301/05 – Computer Applications in Electrical Power Engineering (VPEE)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Electrical Power EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Vladimír Král, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Vladimír Král, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KRA24 doc. Ing. Vladimír Král, Ph.D.
SIK07 Ing. Tadeusz Sikora, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 2+2
Part-time Graded credit 9+9

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

To be able to create measurement block diagram. To explain PC option use by electric power measurement. To grasp basic principles of RS-232C, RS485, LPT, USB and GPIB interfaces. To clarify data acquisition and data transfer. To explain signal sampling, to describe A-D and D-A converters, DAQ PC cards and to explain measurement errors. To be acquainted with measurement of basic electrical values in distribution systems.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs
Project work
Other activities


In terms of this subject is student acquainted with basic principles of computer use in electrical power engineering. Is discussed the broad issue of electrical power measurement, long-term automation measurement, electric converters. Main accent is insisted on PC control of measurement instruments, next on data transfer and their processing, presentation and utilisation.

Compulsory literature:

Prasad, V. Engineering electromagnetic compatibility - principles, measurement, technologies, and computer models, New York: IEEE New York, 2001, ISBN 0-7803-4743-9 Gupta, S.; Gupta, J.P. PC Interfacing for Data Acquisition & PC Process Control, 2nd edition, NYC: Instrument Society of America, 1994, ISBN 1-55617-513-2. Kollár, I., et al. Technology of Electrical Measurement, John Wiley Chichester, 1993, ISBN 0-471-93435-6 Haasz, V.; Snorek; M., Schummy, H. PC Instrumentation for Data Acquisition and Measurement, Berlin: PTB Berlin, 1992, ISBN 3-89429-209-1

Recommended literature:

Walkenbach, J.: Microsoft Excel 2000 Formulas, IDG Books Worlwide, 1999.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Attendance at all of laboratory works. Processing of laboratory reports in requested date, form and way of delivery. Processing of dated up project, test. In addition: Of each of task get 1 point minimally. Each of tasks is possible to deliver only once. Repair test is possible to write only in this case: result of first = 0 point. Note: Repair test has different condition of evaluation.


Other requirements

Other requirements for the student are not.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: Chances of PC use in power engineering. Basic electric values measuring problems. Measurement signal adjustment. Converters of electric values, technical standards. Data transfer and data processing. PC control of measurement instruments. Long term automatic measuring. Steady state and dynamic voltage deviation. Voltage outages. Transient performances. Software for A/D converters and distribution network monitors. Measuring data processing and their evaluation. Monitoring and evaluation of electric power take-off in relation to daily load curve. Demand side management. Maximum stable and quarter capacity. Energy consumption management. Batch and bulk data processing. Database and spreadsheet programs usage. Results presentation. Exercises: Information about the requirements for passing the exercises. Safety considerations. The organization of the work in the labs. Instructions for elaboration of lab task. Resistivity measuring by Ohm method. Measurement error evaluation. Voltage transformer transmission response. PC serial interface. Measuring instruments control via serial interface, measured data import to spreadsheet. Data acquisition cards - description, principles, characteristics and their control. Principle of A/D converters. LV transient measuring. Special software for mathematic data processing, FFT analyse. Virtual development software package and their applications. Final written test. Laboratories: No.1: Measuring of wide brand general-purpose instruments frequency dependence. No.2: Measuring of voltage and current by DAQ card. Experiment configuration. Measured data analyses. No.3: Measuring electric values accordance with EN 50160. Let use Analyser BK 550. No.4: Measuring by distribution network monitor. Project: Phase shift by ground fault determination.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester, validity until: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Graded credit Graded credit 100 (100) 51
        Laboratory works Laboratory work 20  4
        Project Project 15  1
        Test Written test 10  1
        Final test Written test 55  10
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Attendance in all the evaluated tasks.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (B0713A060006) Electrical Power Engineering P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0713A060006) Electrical Power Engineering P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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