Year 
1. year  

Semester  Fall 2024 
Level of course  6. Second cycle, advanced 
Type of course  Elective 
Prerequisites  No prerequisites. 
Schedule  No schedule found. 
Lecturer 
Guðmundur Kristjánsson 
Ragnar Kristjánsson 

Content 
Content: • Electric field characteristics. Analytical estimation of electric fields.• Numerical computing of voltage distributions and electric fields using FiniteDifference codes. Numerical solving of Laplace Equation.• Numerical analysis of Efields using CST EM Studio.• Generation of DC, AC and impulse highvoltages.• Measurement of DC, AC and impulse highvoltages.• Breakdown in gases, liquids, and solid dielectrics. Application of insulating materials in electrical components. Design of insulators.• Overvoltage phenomenon. 
Learning outcome  Objectives 
Knowledge: By the end of the course the students will be able: to understand basic concepts and phenomena relevant to dimensioning and evaluation of high voltage (HV) components with regard to electrical, electromechanical, and thermal stress of insulators and conductors,
 to identify key component’s parameters and define critical quantities/figures of HV components,
 to examine the influence of the identified component’s parameters on the critical quantities/figures,
 to differentiate and subsequently prioritise the critical figures with regard to safe and reliable operation of a particular component/insulator, as well as
 to reliably estimate values and uncertainties of relevant figures.
Skills: By the completion of the course the students should be able: to identify electric field characteristics (as well other related quantities, e.g., temperature, pressure, current, etc.,) and material parameters appropriate for a particular HV problem,
 to use analytical methods to estimate: HV components/insulation characteristics, potential relief in the electric stress due to proper component dimensioning/grading, possible value of electric field build up due to insulation defects,
 to develop, modify and, use finitedifference numerical codes for computing and visualization of electric fields and voltage distributions,
 to set up and use electric schematic evaluators for steadystate and transient thermal analyses and ampacity evaluation of HV cables,
 to simulate electric stress using CST EM studio,
 to make a state of the art review on a particular HV problem using available databases (e.g., ieeexplore), as well as to evaluate reliability of the available formulas and approaches for HV problems.
Competence: By the completion of the course, the students should have developed a basic vision of existing methods and tools relevant to design and analysis of HV components/insulators. Completion of the course assignments requires the student (a) to elaborate the work plan for every assignment, (b) to list modelling approximations/assumptions, (c) to define the figures of interest, (d) to configure evaluation tools, (e) to interpret the evaluation results, (f) to present the completed assignment in the form of a report describing the problem formulation, description of methods, results, conclusion, and bibliography. 
Course assessment 
Projects (incl. project reports): 3 x 25% = 75%; Subject reviews (incl. pptpresentations): 2 x 12.5% = 25%. 
Reading material 
No reading material found. 
Teaching and learning activities 
Lectures and practical (project) sessions.

Language of instruction  English 
