Graduation Projects

As students in the department reach the ninth semester, they are asked to for groups for researching a certain topic of their choice out of a list of suggested topics or even a topic of their own. The purpose of this graduation project is to further prepare our students for team working environments along with becoming self- dependent researchers.
Each group of students are advised and supervised by one of our own professors and lecturers throughout the project, they can also rely on their academic advisor for further help in order for them to meet the tangible requirements of the degree.

Project Preparation and Discussion

  • The group shall prepare the project at the last year (9/10 semester) and submit it to the College in due date course before discussion.
  • Each student shall submit coverless copies of the project documentation for examination purposes, they also have to be prepared separately.
  • The Project must be written in English.
  • An abstract written in both Arabic and English shall be attached to the Project. The abstract shall comprise the objectives and conclusions of the project, the Student used in the preparation of his project.
  • The Graduate Studies Director shall fix the date of the examination in coordination with the supervisor of the Student and the examiners.
  • The Student's supervisor may participate in discussing the research findings.
  • After the examination, the Student shall make all the corrections and include all the remarks required by the board of examiners submit five final copies of the Project to the College, two of which shall be kept at the College, two in the Academy's Library, and the fifth copy shall be approved and returned back to the student.
  • The examination board shall comprise three members at least nominated by the Colleges' Dean the Board shall comprise one external examiner or more, the supervisor(s) of the Student, and one internal examiner or more from inside or outside the College.

A sample of the graduation projects are:

  •   “Power system distribution for an industrial unit”
  •    “Smart motor control center (MCC) based on PLC”
  •   “High voltage substation interfacing with dispatch center”
  •   “Photovoltaic  generation system”
  •   “Design of electrical and instrumentation systems for industrial project”
  •   “Wind energy simulator"
  •   “High Voltage transformer substation engineering”
  •    “Electrical Distribution in modern buildings
  •   “Digital simulation and physical modelling of an Extra-High voltage transmission line”
  •   “Multifunction Digital relay using Labview monitoring system"
  •   “Control of Switched Reluctance Motor”
  •   “Electrical Distribution in Large Buildings”
  •   “Microcontroller Based induction Motor Drive”
  •   “Design, Implementation & testing of multi-function  energy meter with remote reading facility”

 

List of Projects

2015-2016

Title: Aerospace Building lighting Distribution
Supervised By: Dr. Mohamed Ezzat Abdelrahman
Students: Mohamed Adel karem - Mohamed Mohamed Ngaeeb - Mohamed Gamal Mohamed - Peter Adel Moneer - Amr Afify Mohamed

Abstract:
By the end of this project, the students should be able to design power distribution network in modern buildings while appreciating the energy saving issue.Distribution network configuration with the way to connect to the national grid, codes and standards, equipments characteristics and ion criteria are part of the project design activities. Solar energy is a possibility to implement in the design, together with techniques of demand management are considered as means of energy saving techniques.

Title: Electric Distribution in a large Mall
Supervised By: Dr. Mohamed Ezzat Abdelrahman
Students: Ahmed Yousri Abbas - Mostafa Sobhy Helal - Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed Hamed - Hazem Mohamed El-Sayed - Mohamed Ahmed Kasem

Abstract:
Commercial malls in Egypt become very important as they are considered to be centers of trade. The electrical distribution in the malls gained a high level of importance.Distribution network configuration, codes and standards, equipments characteristics and ion criteria are part of the project design activities. Solar energy is a possibility to implement in the design, together with techniques of demand management are considered as means of energy saving techniques.

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Title: Artificial Intelligence Applications in Power Systems
Supervised By: Prof. Almoataz Youssef Abdelaziz
Students: Omar Hussein Mohamed Desouky - Peter Emad William Louis - Dan Osama Welim Basha - Kareem Mohamed Ibrahim Abdelghafar

Abstract:
A continuous and reliable supply of electricity is necessary for the functioning of today’s modern and advanced society. Since the early to mid 1980s, most of the effort in power systems analysis has turned away from the methodology of formal mathematical modeling which came from the areas of operations research, control theory and numerical analysis to the less rigorous and less tedious techniques of artificial intelligence (AI). Power systems keep on increasing on the basis of geographical regions, assets additions, and introduction of new technologies in generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. AI techniques have become popular for solving different problems in power systems like control, planning, scheduling, forecast, etc. These techniques can deal with difficult tasks faced by applications in modern large power systems with even more interconnections installed to meet increasing load demand. The application of these techniques has been successful in many areas of power system engineering.

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Title: Application of Automation systems
Supervised By:Dr. Khaled El Bahrawy
Students: Yehia Gad Abu El-Maaty Mansour - Bassem Hany Mohamed - DMarwan Hesham - Karrar Saad Abdulhasan - Sarah Hussein Abdelwahab

Abstract:
Due to the great extension of power system network, it is found that application of different types of Automation systems will facilitate controlling and protection of power system in addition to enhancement of power flow and system restoration under normal and abnormal conditions respectively. The main objective of this project is to make the students aware with different equipment types of electric power transmission network and how to make use of new technology of Automation systems to enhance the operation of the transmission network.

Title: Industrial Applications using PLC XYZ – Automated Parking Garage
Supervised By: Dr. Gamal Hashem
Students: Ahmed SamirAbdEl Wahab - AbdEl Rahman Mohamed Ibrahim- Mohamed Sayed Badawy - Ahmed AbdEl Hamid Mahmoud - Bassem Sameh Hashim

Abstract:
Due to growing of production of required life necessities such as foods, beverages, electric equipments,... Automation systems must be used to transfer the final products from production hall to storage area. Normally the product will travel in the three direction XYZ according to available facilities. For big industry many products are manufactured in parallel also distribution of products will required too many products to be distributed in parallel.All these requirements can be performed by using PLC (programmable logic controller).The students group will design and build complete control system to transfer products form production line to certain position in big storage hall. The systems will memories the position of product for further transfer to consumers.

Title: Low Voltage Distribution System Based on IEC Standards
Supervised By: Prof. Tarek Saad
Students: Omar Sherif Ibrahim Hassan - Khaled hesham Thabet Aborehab - Ahmed Hassan Salah Hassan - Mahmoud Mohammed Mahmoud Nassef - Ahmed Abdelnaby Mohammed Mohammed

Abstract:
One of the important topics in the power system study is how to design a complete low voltage distribution system for a large building such as a hospital, a factory or a shopping mall. The student can accomplish his design by writing a full tender with standard specifications and bill of quantities. The light current systems are also included such as fire alarm, surveillance and call systems. Students study different industrial software packages such as AutoCad, Relux and ETAP. Also, the student learns how to read catalogues and how to follow standard codes such as IEC and IEEE. This project prepares the graduate to work in consultation offices that hire such graduates.

Title: A microcontroller based induction motor drive system
Supervised By: Dr.Mostafa Marie
Students: khaled ahmed gowied - Yasser salah mohamed - amjad maher ahmed

Abstract:
The aim of this project is to let the students to revolve the theoretical knowledge gained from many courses such as power electronics, drives, microprocessor, and control to a real application. In this project, the students will develop a converter connected to three-phase induction motor to control the shaft speed. A microcontroller is used to generate the gating signals of the converter switches that are corresponding to a given speed. In addition, the power electronics converter and its associated control circuits will be developed on a PCB. After developing the drive system, the static characteristics should be investigated and the effect of loading will be recorded

Title: Distribution of Electrical Power in a City
Supervised By: Prof. Dr. Loai S. Nasrat
Students: Ahmed Saeed- Mervat Sabry - Esraa Ahmed Hamdy - Karim Mounir

Abstract:
Electricity distribution is the final stage in the delivery of electricity to end users. Distribution system networks carry electricity from the transmission system and deliver it to consumers, typically, the network would include medium voltage (66KV) power lines, electrical substations and pole mounted transformers low voltage (less than 3.3KV) distribution wiring and sometimes electricity meters. Nowadays, power system distribution aspects are very important to verify safety, service continuity and reliability of power system operation under normal and abnormal conditions.The aim of this work is to make the students able to design power distribution network of new city with particular appreciation of the service continuity.

Title: Self-Balancing Human Transporter (Segway)
Supervised By: Dr. Emam Fathy Mohamed
Students: Ahmed Salah Kamel -Abd El-Azim Mahmoud Mohamed - Mohamed Khaled Mohamed - Ahmed Khaled Saad - Mohamed Khaled Abdallah

Abstract:
There is a need for smaller, low pollution and more economic transportation systems. Personal transporters have made their way as consumer products to address this need. They can be found in two, three or 4-wheeled configurations. The two-wheeled configuration is a two-wheeled inverted pendulum system. One example of a commercial two-wheeled transporter is the Segway Human Transporter. Segway has been a popular production as an alternative transporter since its invention at the end of 20th century. Millions of people like for its ergonomic design and high-tech elements. It is predicted to be an innovational product to change a person's life style.

Title: Frequency control of Isolated Network with Wind and Diesel Generators
Supervised By:Dr. Hany Mohamed Hasanien
Students: Mohamed zakaria badawy -Hassan ali abdel aziz - Ahmed ayman

Abstract:
Due to the recent expansion of renewable energy applications, wind energy conversion is receiving much interest all over the world. However, output fluctuations of wind generators cause network frequency variations in power systems. This can decrease the power quality and then cause a restriction of wind farm installation, especially in an isolated network, for example, electrical power system in a small island. Therefore the problem of output fluctuation needs to be solved for expanding further the wind energy conversion. This project presents a design of PID controller to an isolated network with a high penetration no storage wind diesel (HPNSWD) system for improving the network frequency quality.

Title: Smart Microcontroller Based Automated Irrigation System
Supervised By: Dr. Galal Nadim
Students: Mostafa Mahmoud Ahmed Mahmoud Fahmey -Abdel-Kareem Mahmoud Eissa El-Shorafa - Mohamed Hamdy Abdel-Hameed Abdallah - Omar Khaled Arafat

Abstract:
With the water requirements in irrigation being large, there is a need for a smart irrigation system that can save about 80% of the water. This prototype aims at saving time and avoiding problems like constant vigilance. It also helps in water conservation by automatically providing water to the plants/gardens depending on their water requirements. It can also prove to be efficient in Agricultural fields, Lawns & Parks. As technology is advancing, there is always a chance of reducing risks and making work simpler. Embedded and micro controller systems provide solutions for many problems. This application precisely controls water system for gardens by using a sensor micro controller system. It is achieved by installing sensors in the field to monitor the soil temperature and soil moisture which transmits the data to the microcontroller for estimation of water demands of plants.As an option a mobile robot might also be used and controlled remotely to do the job.

Title: Quality Inspection using PLC
Supervised By: Dr. Mohammad Soliman
Students: Ahmed Saeed Ahmed Mohamed - Ahmed Yousry Shalaby Mohamed - Ahmed Mahmoud Tahoun - Kareem Abdelmonem

Abstract:
This project aims at solving the quality inspection problem during Bolt’s manufacturing and to reduce the time required to sort inspected parts by building an automated system controlled by a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC). This project has a high impact on industry due to the lack of technologies of quality inspection. It involves both mechanical and electrical skills.

Title: Electrical installations in large buildings
Supervised By: Dr. Akram Ibrahim Aly
Students: Mahmoud Muhammad Abdrabouh - AMaram Mohsen Abdulhaleem - Sami Jamal AbdulQader - Ahmed Ehab Shokry - Kareem Muhammad Abdulreheem

Abstract:
This project aims to familirize the student with codes and standards regulating electrical installations in large office buildings. The construction of office buildings includes several electrical systems e.g.: lighting, sockets, distribution panels, cables, ...etc. These system have to fulfill the requirements of the end user and obey the relevant codes and standards. Among the requirements of office buildings is the availability of emergency power source to count for the possibility of primary source failure. Through the work carried out in this project, the student will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to design electrical systems in large buildings according to codes.

Title: Design and Analysis of Photovoltaic Systems
Supervised By: Dr. Walid Atef Omran
Students: Hady Sameh Abdel Fattah - Omar Abdel Rehim El-shafaee - Mohamed Mostafa Abdallah - Hussein Essam El-din Abdelhamid - Esraa yehia mahmoud

Abstract:
Solar energy is one of the most promising renewable resources that can be used to produce electric energy. This is due to the fact that the energy that the sun delivers to earth in one hour is more than the energy needed by the entire world in one year. Photovoltaic (PV) systems can directly convert the sun power into electric power. The installation of these systems is rapidly increasing worldwide. Although the installation of PV systems is rapidly increasing, these systems still face major obstacles that hinder their widespread use due to their high cost and low efficiency when compared with other renewable technologies. Accordingly, careful design and smart operation of these systems is a must. The primary objective of this project is to deepen the knowledge of students about the design and performance of PV systems. The students will learn how to design the different components of the system in order to supply the required loads. Moreover, the students will build a prototype for the PV system and analyze its performance under different operating conditions. Finally, the students will propose and implement an efficient strategy to operate the system in an economically efficient manner.

Title: Vehicle to Grid (V2G) Converter
Supervised By: Prof. Hamdy Ashour and Dr. Hadi El-Helw
Students: Ahmed Essam Eid - Hadeer Nasser - Hager Ramadan - Mena Ahmed Shalan - Abeer Maged Tawfik

Abstract:
Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) describes a system in which plug-in electric vehicles, such as electric cars (BEVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), communicate with the power grid to sell demand response services by either delivering electricity into the grid or by throttling their charging rate. Since most vehicles are parked an average of 95 percent of the time, their batteries could be used to let electricity flow from the car to the power lines and to another cars and vise versa, with a value to the utilities of saving money and better utilization of smart and micro grid technologies.The project will cover the following activities: Review of power electronics converter topologies  Understanding recent technologies for smart and micro grid technologies Study types and features of electrical vehicles Identify topologies and merits of bidirectional converters for V2G  Simulation analysis Experimental validation Conclusions and suggestions

Title: Electromagnetic Can Crusher
Supervised By: Dr. Ahmed Hossam Gad
Students: Amr Ibrahim Ahmed Ibrahim - Mohamed Mahmoud El_Bohy - Ahmed Mostafa Hassan Abd el Fatah- Mostafa Ahmed Elsayed Farag

Abstract:
When subjecting a piece of metal (electrically conductive material) to an impulsive electromagnetic wave, strong shear forces will be generated along the piece causing a permanent deformation. Such process is known as electromagnetic forming, which is a high-velocity cold forming technique. To generate the desirable impulsive electromagnetic wave, a high-voltage pulse power generator is required. The scope of this project is to design and implement the circuit of a simple pulse power generator. Basically, the electromagnetic wave will be generated upon discharging a high-voltage capacitor into a coil with a few number of turns. Voltage multiplier circuits could be used to charge a group of series capacitor from the regular utility socket. First, a spark gap will be used for automatic switching, and then a three-electrode gap will replace it for controllable switching. This project builds on the theoretical background and laboratory skills gained by the students during their courses: electrical circuits, electronics, and electric/magnetic fields.

2013-2014

Title: Implementation of a Clean Energy Generation Prototype
Supervised By: Dr. Rania Abd Elwahid Sweif
Students: Ramy Badr al Din - Amin Essam Ezzat - Mina Emad Sabry - Amr Essa Amin

Abstract:
Nowadays, all the researchers support the clean, environment friend, cheap, and continuous electrical power generation. The researches in this field are usually subjected to progress and improvement. Photovoltaic (PV) and wind energy generation are considered to be the most attractive clean electrical power generation. In this project, a prototype for PV and wind energy generation is designed, implemented, and controlled. Both Photovoltaic and wind energy co-operate to cover the electrical demand over the whole day. They interact through a designed control unit controlled by a microcontroller. The role of the control unit is to decide the start, period, and sharing of each supply. This function is progressed using the microcontroller, which is interfaced and programmed to achieve this target. The main objective of the project is to design a high efficiency operating clean, renewable, and reliable power source.

Title: Multifunction Relay Implementation Utilizing Microconroller
Supervised By: Dr. Noha Hany Al-Amary 
Students: Mostafa Hamed Azab - Omar Mohamed El-Gohary - Moath Jehad Al-Faqir - Mohamed Ali Abdel-Samad Al-Sisi

Abstract:
Power system protection is one of the vital topics in any power system. It can be considered as the immunity system of the electrical power system body. In this project a multifunction protection relay will be designed, implemented and programmed utilizing µ-controller.Multifunction relays are relays that protect the power system against different unhealthy conditions through the same device. They can protect against over-current, under-voltage, over-voltage, and other functions through the same protection set. Microcontroller plays a great rule in operating the multifunction relay, to fulfill all its targeted functions. A built in microcontroller is used in operating the relay. The microcontroller is connected and programmed to fulfill the protection target of the multifunction relay.

Title: An Imitation for Programmable Logic Control (PLC) Controlled Smart Villa
Supervised By: Dr. Rania Abd Elwahid Sweif
Students: Mohammed Mahmoud Lubbad - Ahmed Abdel-Meanem Gad El-Rab - Ahmed Gamal Ahmed Sultan - Joseph Magdy Mazouz

Abstract:
One of the great and new fields, that affects electrical energy saving, is smart homes design and implementation. As electrical energy saving is a very important issue, it concerns not only researches and suppliers, but also consumers and all human beings. In this project, an imitation for a smart villa is designed, implemented, and controlled utilizing a Programmable Logic Control (PLC) unit and advanced programming techniques.Smart home or home automation (also called domotics) is the residential extension of "building automation". It is automation of the home, housework or household activity. Home automation may include centralized control of lighting, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), appliances, and other systems, to provide improved convenience, comfort, energy efficiency and security. Home automation for the elderly and disabled can provide increased quality of life for persons who might otherwise require caregivers or institutional care. A home automation system integrates electrical devices in a house with each other. The techniques employed in home automation include those in building automation as well as the control of domestic activities, such as home entertainment systems, houseplant and yard watering, pet feeding, changing the ambiance "scenes" for different events (such as dinners or parties), and the use of domestic robots. Devices may be connected through a computer network to allow control by a personal computer, and may allow remote access from the internet.A PLC programmed unit is used instead of the local computer. It is connected and programmed to fulfill the target from smart villa control. .

Title: Power System Distribution for Residental Area 
Supervised By: Dr. Loai Nasrat
Students: RaMohamed Ahmed Mohamed Rabie - Omar Ahmed Hassan Ibrahim - Mohamed Maher Abdel-Gawad - Mohamed Gamal El-Sader

Abstract:
Nowadays, power system distribution aspects are very important to verify safety, service continuity and reliability of power system operation under normal and abnormal conditions.

Project outlines

  • Design the optimum sizing and sitting of 66/11 KV substation which make minimum cost.
  • Make the building wiring in residential area like flats and villa and the rating of conductors used and the fuses and MCB used inside the building.
  • Design a low voltage network for a residential area and knowing the rating of distribution boxes and distribution transformers.
  • Design a medium voltage network and the loops of distribution points.
  • Study the 66/11 KV substations and the protection of it.
  • Knowing the system protection of all equipment of electrical system like protection of transformers.
  • Making a wiring of an examples of different services like Mosque and Mall.

 

Title: Application of Artificial Intelligence in Power System Protection 
Supervised By: Dr. Amr Mohamed Ibrahim
Students: Ahmed Kamal Osama - Mahmoud Yasser Abdel-Moniem - Abdel-Rahman Hussien El-Din - Ahmed Atef Ibrahim Abdel-Latif

Abstract:
In an electric power system comprising of different complex interacting elements, there always exists a possibility of disturbance and fault. Faults on power system transmission lines need to be detected and located rapidly, classified correctly and cleared as fast as possible. Application of a pattern recognition technique could be useful in discriminating between power system healthy and/or faulty states. It could also be used to distinguish which of the phases of a three phase power system is faulty. Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) are powerful in pattern recognition and classification.

In this project:

A scheme is proposed for fast and reliable fault detection and phase ion. The proposed method uses an artificial neural network-based scheme. Various transient system faults will be modeled. ANN-based algorithm will be used for recognition of these patterns.