Course Details

ELE 475 High Voltage Technology
2021-2022 Fall term information

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Course Name Code Semester Theory
Credit ECTS
HIGH VOLTAGE TECHNOLOGY ELE475 7th Semester 3 0 3 6
Prerequisite(s)ELE220 Circuit Theory II
Course languageEnglish
Course typeElective 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesLecture
Question and Answer
Problem Solving
Instructor (s)Faculty members 
Course objectiveThis course is designed to equip seniors with knowledge about basic topics on high voltage engineering and to give them an ability to deal with the high voltage systems.  
Learning outcomes
  1. A student who completes the course successfully will L.O.1. Know the basic principles of high voltage engineering,
  2. L.O.2. Be able to carry out analyses on high voltage systems,
  3. L.O.3. Be aware of electrical discharge in gases,
  4. .O.4. Know the breakdown mechanisms in insulating materials,
  5. L.O.5. Be aware of high voltage measurement techniques.
Course ContentIntroduction to high voltage engineering, electrical stress and strength,
Gas ionization processes, decay process, cathode process,
Electrical discharge in gases: Townsend and Canal mechanisms, corona discharge,
Electronegative gases and gas insulators,
Partial discharge, Surface discharge,
Breakdown mechanisms in liquid and solid insulating materials,
Lightning mechanism,
Generation of high voltages: AC, DA and impulse voltages,
Measurement of high voltages, dielectric losses
High voltage applications.  
ReferencesE. Kuffel, W. S. Zaengl, J. Kuffel, High Voltage Engineering: Fundamentals, Newnes, 2nd. Ed., 2000.
R. Arora, W. Mosch, High Voltage and Electrical Insulation Engineering, John Wiley and Sons, 2010.  

Course outline weekly

Week 1Introduction to high voltage engineering
Week 2Electrical stress and strength
Week 3Gas ionization processes, decay process, cathode process
Week 4Electrical discharge in gases: Townsend and Canal mechanisms
Week 5Electrical discharge in gases: Corona discharge
Week 6Electronegative gases and gas insulators
Week 7Partial discharge, surface discharge
Week 8Breakdown mechanisms in liquid insulating materials
Week 9Breakdown mechanisms in solid insulating materials
Week 10Midterm Exam
Week 11Lightning mechanism
Week 12Generation of high voltages: ac, dc, and impulse voltages
Week 13Measurement of high voltages, dielectric losses
Week 14High voltage applications
Week 15Preparation for Final exam
Week 16Final Exam

Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Field activities00
Specific practical training00
Final exam150
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes050
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes050

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 14 3 42
Laboratory 0 0 0
Specific practical training000
Field activities000
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)14456
Presentation / Seminar Preparation000
Homework assignment4520
Midterms (Study duration)12525
Final Exam (Study duration) 12525
Total Workload3462168

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning OutcomesContrubition level*
1. PO1. Possesses the theoretical and practical knowledge required in Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline.    X 
2. PO2. Utilizes his/her theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and electrical and electronics engineering towards finding engineering solutions.    X
3. PO3. Determines and defines a problem in electrical and electronics engineering, then models and solves it by applying the appropriate analytical or numerical methods.   X  
4. PO4. Designs a system under realistic constraints using modern methods and tools.   X 
5. PO5. Designs and performs an experiment, analyzes and interprets the results.  X  
6. PO6. Possesses the necessary qualifications to carry out interdisciplinary work either individually or as a team member.   X  
7. PO7. Accesses information, performs literature search, uses databases and other knowledge sources, follows developments in science and technology.   X 
8. PO8. Performs project planning and time management, plans his/her career development. X   
9. PO9. Possesses an advanced level of expertise in computer hardware and software, is proficient in using information and communication technologies. X   
10. PO10. Is competent in oral or written communication; has advanced command of English.  X  
11. PO11. Has an awareness of his/her professional, ethical and social responsibilities.   X 
12. PO12. Has an awareness of the universal impacts and social consequences of engineering solutions and applications; is well-informed about modern-day problems.    X
13. PO13. Is innovative and inquisitive; has a high level of professional self-esteem.   X 

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

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