Chemistry, Physics and Diagnostics of Electric Insulation Materials

Om kursen

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.

Mer information Phone: 031 7721624


Yuriy Serdyuk