# Christian Franck: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2019

 Name Prof. Dr. Christian Franck Field High Voltage Engineering Address Inst. f. El. EnergieübertragungETH Zürich, ETL H 24.1Physikstrasse 38092 ZürichSWITZERLAND Telephone +41 44 632 47 62 E-mail franck@eeh.ee.ethz.ch URL http://hvl.ee.ethz.ch Department Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Relationship Full Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
227-0001-00LNetworks and Circuits I4 credits2V + 2UC. Franck
AbstractThis course introduces the students into the basics of electric circuits, the underlying physical phenomena and required mathematical methods.
Learning objectiveVoltage, current and properties of basic elements of electric circuits, i.e. capacitors, resistors and inductors should be understood in relation to electric and magnetic fields. Furthermore, the students should be able to mathematically describe, analyze and finally design technical realizations of circuit elements. Students should also be familiar with the calculation of voltage and current distributions of DC circuits. The effect and the mathematical formulation of magnetic induction should be known for technical applications.
ContentElectrostatic field; Stationary electric current flow; Basic electric circuits; current conduction mechanisms; time variant electromagnetic field.
Lecture notesManfred Albach, Elekrotechnik ISBN 978-3-86894-081-7 (2011)
and lecture notes
LiteratureManfred Albach, Elekrotechnik
978-3-86894-081-7 (2011)
227-0117-AALHigh Voltage Engineering
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
6 credits8RC. Franck
AbstractUnderstanding of the fundamental phenomena and principles connected with the occurrence of extensive electric field strengths. This knowledge is applied to the dimensioning of high-voltage equipment. Methods of computer-modeling in use today are presented and applied within a workshop in the framework of the exercises.
Learning objectiveThe students know the fundamental phenomena and principles connected with the occurrence of extensive electric field strengths. They comprehend the different mechanisms leading to the failure of insulation systems and are able to apply failure criteria on the dimensioning of high voltage components. They have the ability to identify of weak spots in insulation systems and to name possibilities for improvement. Further they know the different insulation systems and their dimensioning in practice.
Content- discussion of the field equations relevant for high voltage engineering.
- analytical and numerical solutions/solving of this equations, as well as the derivation of the important equivalent circuits for the description of the fields and losses in insulations
- introduction to kinetic theory of gases
- mechanisms of the breakdown in gaseous, liquid and solid insulations, as well as insulation systems
- methods for the mathematical determination of the electric withstand of gaseous, liquid and solid insulations
- application of the expertise on high voltage components
- excursions to manufacturers of high voltage components
- excercise to learn on computer-modeling in high voltage engineering
Lecture notesHandouts
LiteratureA. Küchler, Hochspannungstechnik, Springer Berlin, 4. Auflage, 2017 (ISBN: 978-3-662-54699-4)
227-0117-00LHigh Voltage Engineering
The lectures High Voltage Engineering I: Experimental Techniques (227-0117-10L) and High Voltage Engineering II: Insulation Technology (227-0117-00L) can be taken independently from one another.
6 credits4GC. Franck, U. Straumann
AbstractHigh electric fields are used in numerous technological and industrial applications such as electric power transmission and distribution, X-ray devices, DNA sequencers, flue gas cleaning, power electronics, lasers, particle accelerators, copying machines, .... High Voltage Engineering is the art of gaining technological control of high electrical field strengths and high voltages.
Learning objectiveThe students know the fundamental phenomena and principles associated with the occurrence of high electric field strengths. They understand the different mechanisms leading to the failure of insulation systems and are able to apply failure criteria on the dimensioning of high voltage components. They have the ability to identify of weak spots in insulation systems and to propose options for improvement. Further, they know the different insulation systems and their dimensioning in practice.
Content- discussion of the field equations relevant for high voltage engineering.
- analytical and numerical solutions/solving of this equations, as well as the derivation of the important equivalent circuits for the description of the fields and losses in insulations
- introduction to kinetic gas theory
- mechanisms of the breakdown in gaseous, liquid and solid insulations, as well as insulation systems
- methods for the mathematical determination of the electric withstand of gaseous, liquid and solid insulations
- application of the expertise on high voltage components
- excursions to manufacturers of high voltage components
Lecture notesHandouts
LiteratureA. Küchler, High Voltage Engineering: Fundamentals – Technology – Applications, Springer Berlin, 2018 (ISBN 978-3-642-11992-7)
227-0122-00LIntroduction to Electric Power Transmission: System & Technology6 credits4GC. Franck, G. Hug
AbstractIntroduction to theory and technology of electric power transmission systems.
Learning objectiveAt the end of this course, the student will be able to: describe the structure of electric power systems, name the most important components and describe what they are needed for, apply models for transformers and lines, explain the technology of overhead power lines, calculate stationary power flows, current and voltage transients and other basic parameters in simple power systems.
ContentStructure of electric power systems, transformer and power line models, analysis of and power flow calculation in basic systems, symmetrical and unsymmetrical three-phase systems, transient current and voltage processes, technology and principle of electric power systems.
Lecture notesLecture script in English, exercises and sample solutions.
227-1631-10LCase Studies: Energy Systems and Technology: Part 1
Only for Energy Science and Technology MSc.
2 credits4GC. Franck, C. Schaffner
AbstractThis course will allow the students to get an interdisciplinary overview of the “Energy” topic. It will explore the challenges to build a sustainable energy system for the future. This will be done through the means of case studies that the students have to work on. These case studies will be provided by industry partners.
Learning objectiveThe students will understand the different aspects involved in designing solutions for a sustainable future energy system. They will have experience in collaborating in interdisciplinary teams. They will have an understanding on how industry is approaching new solutions.
Lecture notesDescriptions of case studies.