(LO1) On successful completion of the module, students are expected to:
have knowledge of the history of high voltage engineering and its current development trend, especially high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission systems.
(LO2) understand the objectives of insulation design and high voltages testing.
(LO3) have in-depth knowledge in electrical discharge mechanisms and breakdown in gases and solid materials including air, SF6 and polymer materials.
(LO4) be familiar with high voltage testing systems including high voltage generation circuits and test systems, measurement of voltage and current.
(LO5) gain knowledge and understanding of the operation principles of modern electrical apparatuses including circuit breakers, insulators, transformers, surge arrestors, etc and develop skills for the design of test systems and test strategy for these apparatuses.
(LO6) understand the technical challenge associated with insulation behaviour of polymer material under HVDC stress.
(S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Academic writing (inc. referencing skills)
(S2) Numeracy/computational skills - Problem solving
(S3) Numeracy/computational skills - Numerical methods
(S4) Estimation of fault current levels for a given circuit configuration.
(S5) Determination of number of outdoor insulators for a given voltage level and technical specification of insulator.
(S6) Estimation of the design parameters of high voltage generators for a given specification.
(S7) Ability to analyse test results of electrical apparatus and detemine if a test on an apparatus is successful.