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2016/2017 Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science Master Electrical Engineering
Transients in Power Systems
Responsible Instructor
Name E-mail
Dr.ir. M. Popov    M.Popov@tudelft.nl
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x
Education Period
Start Education
Exam Period
Course Language
Expected prior knowledge
EE2E21, ET4107 - knowledge of symmetrical component is highly recommended
Course Contents
This course deals with the rapid phenomena in power systems caused by switching actions and atmospheric discharges. Some of the topics covered are circuit breakers, arc-circuit interaction, short-line fault, interruption of small inductive capacitive currents, travelling waves, atmospheric discharges, simulation of transients, circuit breaker testing.
Course Contents Continuation
The subject deals with power system transients. It is divided in a few sections the goals of which are the students to be introduced by the basic concepts of switching transients and transient analysis as well as travelling wave phenomena. The subject also deals with the current interruption phenomena and circuit breakers as well as circuit breaker testing and insulation coordination.
Study Goals
After following this course the student is able to model power system components for transient analysis by means of lumped elements. The current interrupion proces is understood and the student has gained insight in the testing of switchgear in the High Power Lab. Herewith, the application of symmetrical components to system faults play an important role. The influence of a lightning stroke on the power system. Special switching actions and the origin of TRV's will be understood as well.
Education Method
Lectures. Students should spent approximately 10h per week in order to achieve the learning goals well.
Literature and Study Materials
Sluis, L. van der, Transients in Power System, Wiley, ISBN 0 471 486 396. Contact the secretary of the Electrical Power Systems group to obtain the book for a reduced price. Additional material on ferroresonance phenomena will be provided by the lecturer
Oral (closed book). Students get several questions and problems. Problem solution is important in order to see if the student has achieved the learning goals.