Course Details

ELE475 - High Voltage Technology

2023-2024 Spring term information
The course is open this term
Name Surname Position Section
Prof.Dr. Atila Yılmaz Supervisor 21
Adnan Tan Supervisor 21
Weekly Schedule by Sections
Section Day, Hours, Place
21 Friday, 08:40 - 11:30, E6

Timing data are obtained using weekly schedule program tables. To make sure whether the course is cancelled or time-shifted for a specific week one should consult the supervisor and/or follow the announcements.

ELE475 - High Voltage Technology
Program Theoretıcal hours Practical hours Local credit ECTS credit
Undergraduate 3 0 3 6
Obligation : Elective
Prerequisite courses : ELE226
Concurrent courses : -
Delivery modes : Face-to-Face
Learning and teaching strategies : Lecture, Question and Answer, Problem Solving
Course objective : This 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 : A student who completes the course successfully will Know the basic principles of high voltage engineering, Be able to carry out analyses on high voltage systems, Be aware of electrical discharge in gases, .O.4. Know the breakdown mechanisms in insulating materials, Be aware of high voltage measurement techniques.
Course content : Introduction 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.
References : E. 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
Weeks Topics
1 Introduction to high voltage engineering
2 Electrical stress and strength
3 Gas ionization processes, decay process, cathode process
4 Electrical discharge in gases: Townsend and Canal mechanisms
5 Electrical discharge in gases: Corona discharge
6 Electronegative gases and gas insulators
7 Partial discharge, surface discharge
8 Breakdown mechanisms in liquid insulating materials
9 Breakdown mechanisms in solid insulating materials
10 Midterm Exam
11 Lightning mechanism
12 Generation of high voltages: ac, dc, and impulse voltages
13 Measurement of high voltages, dielectric losses
14 High voltage applications
15 Preparation for Final exam
16 Final Exam
Assessment Methods
Course activities Number Percentage
Attendance 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Application 0 0
Field activities 0 0
Specific practical training 0 0
Assignments 4 10
Presentation 0 0
Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Midterms 1 40
Final exam 1 50
Total 100
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade success 50
Percentage of final exam contributing grade success 50
Total 100
Workload and ECTS Calculation
Course activities Number Duration (hours) Total workload
Course Duration 14 3 42
Laboratory 0 0 0
Application 0 0 0
Specific practical training 0 0 0
Field activities 0 0 0
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, etc.) 14 4 56
Presentation / Seminar Preparation 0 0 0
Project 0 0 0
Homework assignment 4 5 20
Quiz 0 0 0
Midterms (Study Duration) 1 25 25
Final Exam (Study duration) 1 25 25
Total workload 34 62 168
Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes
Key learning outcomes Contribution level
1 2 3 4 5
1. Possesses the theoretical and practical knowledge required in Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline.
2. Utilizes his/her theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and electrical and electronics engineering towards finding engineering solutions.
3. Determines and defines a problem in electrical and electronics engineering, then models and solves it by applying the appropriate analytical or numerical methods.
4. Designs a system under realistic constraints using modern methods and tools.
5. Designs and performs an experiment, analyzes and interprets the results.
6. Possesses the necessary qualifications to carry out interdisciplinary work either individually or as a team member.
7. Accesses information, performs literature search, uses databases and other knowledge sources, follows developments in science and technology.
8. Performs project planning and time management, plans his/her career development.
9. Possesses an advanced level of expertise in computer hardware and software, is proficient in using information and communication technologies.
10. Is competent in oral or written communication; has advanced command of English.
11. Has an awareness of his/her professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
12. Has an awareness of the universal impacts and social consequences of engineering solutions and applications; is well-informed about modern-day problems.
13. Is innovative and inquisitive; has a high level of professional self-esteem.
1: Lowest, 2: Low, 3: Average, 4: High, 5: Highest
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