Courses Catalogue

High Voltage Engineering

COURSE CODE: ELE4216
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Electrical Engineering, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course unit covers Electrical Field Analysis; Static electric field concept, basic electrode systems, experimental and computational methods for field analysis. It also includes Discharge phenomena; electrical breakdown in gasses, Townsend’s breakdown criterion, Paschen’s law, Streamer or “Canal” mechanisms, breakdown in non-uniform field and corona, electrical breakdown of dielectric liquids and solids. And it also includes Experimental studies; Insulators and materials, dielectric measurements, generation and measurement of high AC, DC and impulse voltages and currents, electrostatic generators, testing transformers and series resonant circuits, impulse voltage and current generator circuits, spherical and uniform field gaps.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

To get a fair knowledge about the generation, measurements of high voltages and currents, testing of high voltage apparatus

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

1.      Outline the usage of high voltage (HV), HV problems and HV applications.

2.      Perform analytical, numerical and experimental electrostatic field computation methods and to evaluate discharge phenomena at high electric fields.

3.      Explain the basic breakdown phenomena and their properties at gas, solid, and liquid dielectrics.

4.      Outline the risks, measures and conditions of high voltage (HV) studies.

5.      Describe the importance, principles, design, assemble and methods of HV generation and measurement.

6.      Illustrate how to draw up a report and evaluation of test results. 

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, students are expected to:.

 

1.      State origins of overvoltage and explain protection against them.

2.      State HV parameters; describe generation and measurement principles of DC and AC voltages.

3.      Perform a dynamic response analysis of high voltage measurement systems.

4.      Compute the breakdown strength of gas-filled insulation systems with simple geometries.

5.      Describe the fundamentals of breakdown and partial discharge in insulating solid and gas at high voltages

6.      Explain the advantages of new technological solutions in new and existing power system installations.