227-0117-AAL  High Voltage Engineering

SemesterSpring Semester 2022
LecturersC. Franck
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentEnrolment 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.


227-0117-AA RHigh Voltage Engineering
Self-study course. No presence required.
The underlying lecture and exercise are offered in the autumn semester (227-0117-00L)
112s hrsC. Franck

Catalogue data

AbstractUnderstanding 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.
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
Lecture notesHandouts
LiteratureA. Küchler, Hochspannungstechnik, Springer Berlin, 4. Auflage, 2017 (ISBN: 978-3662546994)
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesfostered
Project Managementfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationfostered
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Customer Orientationfostered
Leadership and Responsibilityfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityfostered
Creative Thinkingfostered
Critical Thinkingfostered
Integrity and Work Ethicsfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered
Self-direction and Self-management fostered

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits6 credits
ExaminersC. Franck
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 30 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationDie Prüfung findet zusammen mit der mündlichen Sessionsprüfung zu 227-0117-00L "High Voltage Engineering" statt. Der Prüfungsstoff basiert jeweils auf der zuletzt gelesenen Vorlesung. Als Einstiegsfrage in die Prüfung wird der Student eine zufällig ausgewählte Übungsaufgabe der Vorlesung lösen. Wer möchte kann diese 30min vor der Prüfung vorbereiten. Es sind keine Hilfsmittel erlaubt. Buch und weitere zur Verfügung gestellte Texte werden von uns gestellt.
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Electrical Engineering and Information Technology MasterCourse Units for Additional Admission RequirementsE-Information