|Name||Prof. Dr. Christian Franck|
|Field||High Voltage Engineering|
Inst. f. El. Energieübertragung
ETH Zürich, ETL H 28
|Telephone||+41 44 632 47 62|
|Department||Information Technology and Electrical Engineering|
|227-0117-AAL||High 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 credits||8R||C. Franck|
|Abstract||Understanding of the fundamental phenomena and principles connected with the occurrence of extensive electric field strengths. This knowledge is applied to the dimensioning of equipment of electric power systems.|
|Objective||The 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
|Literature||A. Küchler, Hochspannungstechnik, Springer Berlin, 4. Auflage, 2017 (ISBN: 978-3662546994)|
|227-0117-10L||Experimental Techniques |
Number of participants limited to 60.
|6 credits||4G||C. Franck, P. Simka|
|Abstract||This lecture is an introduction to experimental and measurement techniques. The course is designed with practical relevance in mind and comprises several laboratory modules where the students perform, evaluate and document experiments. The taught topics are of relevance for all electrical engineering disciplines, in this course they are taught with examples of high-voltage engineering.|
|Objective||At the end of this lecture, the students will be able to:|
- perform basic practical laboratory experiments and record data, in particular with an oscilloscope.
- take a meaningful Lab Notebook, write a clear measurement evaluation protocol, and can estimate the accuracy and precision of the evaluated data.
- can explain the main reasons for electromagnetic interference and propose measures to avoid or reduce these interferences.
- Explain and use different methods to generate and measure high voltages and calculate basic relevant relations.
|Content||- Messtechnik, Messunsicherheit, Messprotokolle|
- Erzeugung und Messung hoher Spannungen
- Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit
|Literature||J. Hoffmann, Taschenbuch der Messtechnik, Carl Hanser Verlag, 7. Auflage, 2015 (ISBN: 978-3446442719)|
A. Küchler, Hochspannungstechnik, Springer Berlin, 4. Auflage, 2017 (ISBN: 978-3662546994)
A. Schwab, Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit, Springer Verlag, 6. Auflage, 2010 (ISBN: 978-3642166099)
|227-0537-00L||Technology of Electric Power System Components||6 credits||4G||C. Franck|
|Abstract||Basics of the technology of important components in electric power transmission and distribution systems (primary technology).|
|Objective||At the end of this course, the students can name the primary components of electric power systems and explain where and why they are used. For the most important components, the students can explain the working principle in detail and calculate and derive key parameters.|
In addition, students know how to read scientific papers and are able to extract its content efficiently.
|Content||Basic physical and engineering aspects for transmission and distribution of electric power. Limiting boundary conditions are not only electrical parameters, but also mechanical, thermal, chemical, environmental and economical aspects. Focus is on components for power system protection (switchgear, fuses and surge arresters) and underground cables. |
There will be excursions to industrial companies.
Part of the course is devoted to recent developments and students will learn how to read scientific papers.
The course "Multiphysics Simulations for Power Systems 227-0536-00L" is aligned with the present course and considered complementary.
|Literature||additional literature will be available online via the teaching document repository.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||The lecture "Introduction to Electric Power Transmission: System & Technology" is a strongly recommended prerequisite.|
|227-1631-20L||Case Studies: Energy Systems and Technology: Part 2 |
Only for Energy Science and Technology MSc.
|2 credits||4G||C. Franck, C. Schaffner|
|Abstract||This 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.|
|Objective||The 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 notes||Descriptions of case studies.|
|247-0102-00L||Electric Power Grid Systems |
Only for CAS in Applied Technology in Energy and MAS in Applied Technology.
|3 credits||2G||C. Franck, G. Hug|
|Abstract||This module provides an overview over the technical operation and management of power grid systems.|
|Objective||Participants will gain an understanding of the operation and management of power grid systems, including challenges and opportunities for future developments.|
|Content||For decades, electric power grid systems remained essentially unchanged. Now, they are undergoing significant changes driven by technology. Despite or maybe even because of these changes it is important to understand the fundamental setup and workings of the electric power grid. |
Participants will learn about the technical operation and management of traditional power grid systems. The fundamental equipment and mechanisms responsible for transforming and transporting electricity to end users and the concept of AC power will be explained. Typical grid connections and management and the underlying physical principles will be discussed. The opportunities for and barriers to future grid technology and systems from both an operator’s and end user’s perspective will be explored, potentially including distributed generation, microgrids/islanding, demand response, virtual power plants, etc.
|Prerequisites / Notice||MAS AT participants must have successfully completed CAS 1 and 2 in order to enrol. |
Non-MAS applicants must satisfy the following requirements:
- Demonstrated managerial experience working with technology companies or industries
- Good knowledge of English
- ETH recognized Master’s degree*
CAS ATE applications will be reviewed by the Admission Committee of the Certificate Programme. The final decision is communicated in writing.
* For non-MAS applicants, preference may be given to applicants with technical degrees or demonstrated practical knowledge in a relevant field for the purpose of maintaining a higher level of technical discussion.