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Chemistry, Physics and Diagnostics of Electric Insulation Materials

  • Course code: FMTT035
  • Course higher education credits: 7.5
  • Graduate school: High Voltage Engineering
  • Course is normally given: Ask department (preliminary 2019)
  • Language: The course will be given in English
The course is directed mainly to postgraduate (PhD) and graduate (MSc) students performing studies in the area of electric power engineering, material science, polymer technology and discharge physics as well as to engineers employed in the electric power and manufacturing industries.

The course focuses on providing knowledge necessary to understand behaviour of dielectric media in high voltage insulation systems, including breakdown phenomena as well as mechanisms of conduction and polarisation and the ways these are influenced by material constituency. Special focus will concentrate on polymeric materials for applications in cable insulation. Further, measuring techniques for characterisations and diagnostics of insulation systems and materials will be presented, including measurements of the dielectric response, and partial discharges. In addition, the participants will develop ability to use computational tools for solving different kinds of field related problems (electric and thermal) in insulation systems.

The course is divided into four parts:
Part (i): Self-study of selected literature and familiarisation with computational
tools based on finite element method (FEM) (1,5 hsp),
Part (ii): One concentrated week with lectures and tutorials (2,5 hsp),
Part (iii): Individual project work; two elective options: (A) FEM-based computational project, or
(B) literature review on a course related subject (2,5 hsp),
Part (iv): Examination.
Course literature
1) High Voltage Engineering Fundamentals, E. Kuffel and W.S. Zaengl, Pergamon Press, Newnes, 2nd edition, 2000.
2) Industrial High Voltage, vol. 1 ¿ 3, F.H. Kreuger, Delft University Press, 1991-1995.
3) Polymer Physics, U.W. Gedde, Chapman & Hall, London, 1995.
4) Copies of selected papers
Yuriy Serdyuk
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Published: Tue 22 Aug 2017.