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IEEE Press Series on Power Engineering #57: High Voltage and Electrical Insulation Engineeringby Ravindra Arora
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A novel fundamental approach to the behavior of dielectrics in high voltage engineering
High voltage engineering is the study of dielectric materials, involving physical models to describe how an electric field affects the performance of insulation. It is characterized by the interaction of an electric field with an atom under different conditions. This one-of-a-kind resource features a novel, valuable approach to describing the field-dependent behavior of dielectrics and electrical insulation systems when subjected to high voltage. Based on the advanced-level courses conducted at Technical University Dresden, Germany, and Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, the book provides the knowledge necessary for an economical, dependable, and optimum design of insulation systems for all high voltage power apparatus used in power systems.
The contents begin with the description of fundamental terminology commonly used in the area of high voltage engineering. This is followed by the classification of electric fields and the techniques of field estimation. Then the performance of gases, liquids, solids, and vacuum as dielectrics under different field conditions is described. Unique features of this resource include:
Graduate-level students and teachers, as well as scientists and engineers involved in highvoltage and insulation engineering and research and development, will appreciate this simple and systematic approach to the subject. Industry and utility personnel will rely on this resource to better understand the practical problems encountered with high voltage installations and equipment.
Book News Annotation:
Intended for senior undergraduate and graduate students in electrical engineering, this volume examines principles of insulation in high voltage systems. Beginning with an overview of high voltage principles, the volume covers such topics as electrical field control and estimation, field dependent behaviors of air and other gaseous dielectrics, lightning and ball lightning protections, vacuums as high voltage insulation, and liquid and solid dielectric properties. Chapters include detailed illustrations, tables, and equations. Arora is a professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and Mosch is a professor at Technical University Dresden, Germany. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The book is written for students as well as for teachers and researchers in the field of High Voltage and Insulation Engineering. It is based on the advance level courses conducted at TU Dresden, Germany and Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. The book has a novel approach describing the fundamental concept of field dependent behavior of dielectrics subjected to high voltage. There is no other book in the field of high voltage engineering following this new approach in describing the behavior of dielectrics.
The contents begin with the description of fundamental terminology in the subject of high voltage engineering. It is followed by the classification of electric fields and the techniques of field estimation. Performance of gaseous, liquid and solid dielectrics under different field conditions is described in the subsequent chapters. Separate chapters on vacuum as insulation and the lightning phenomenon are included.
About the Author
Dr. Ravindra Arora retired from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in May 2008, where he worked for thirty-four years. At IITK, he established a unique high voltage laboratory, where he conducted research activity for more than forty master's theses, two PhDs, and a large number of undergraduate projects, besides having completed several industry-sponsored projects. He has been a Senior Member of IEEE since 1988 and is a Life Member of the Institution of Engineers (India).
Dr. Wolfgang Mosch retired as head and chair professor of the Institute of High Voltage Technology in the Electrical Engineering (Power) Division of Technical University Dresden, Germany, in 1993. He has been actively involved with teaching, research, and industry in high voltage and insulation engineering since 1960.
Table of Contents
1.1 Electric Charge and Discharge.
1.2 Electric & Management Fields and Electromagnetics.
1.3 Dielectric and Electrical Insulation.
1.4 Electrical Breakdown.
1.5 Corona, Streamer and Aurora.
1.6 Capacitance and Capacitor.
2. Electric Fields, their Control and Estimation.
2.1 Electric Field Intensity, ‘E’.
2.2 Breakdown and Electric Strength of Dielectrics, ‘Eb’.
2.3 Classification of Electric Fields.
2.4 Control of Electric Field Intensity (Stress Control).
2.5 Estimation of Electric Field Intensity.
3. Field dependent Behaviour of Air and other Gaseous Dielectrics.
3.1 Fundamentals of Field Assisted Generation of Charge Carriers.
3.2 Breakdown in uniform and weakly nonuniform fields.
3.3 Breakdown in Extremely Nonuniform Fields and Corona.
3.4 Electric Arcs and Their Characteristics.
3.5 Properties of Sulphurhexafluoride, SF6 Gas and Its Application in Electrical Installations.
4. Lightning and Ball Lightning, Development Mechanisms, Deleterious Effects and Protection.
4.1 The Globe, a Capacitor.
4.2 Mechanisms of lightning strike.
5. Electrical Properties of Vacuum as High Voltage Insulation.
5.1 Prebreakdown Electron Emission in Vacuum.
5.2 Prebreakdown Conduction and Spark Breakdown in Vacuum.
5.3 Vacuum as Insulation in Space Applications.
6. Liquid Dielectrics, their Classification, Properties and Breakdown Strength.
6.1 Classification of Liquid Dielectrics.
6.2 Dielectric Properties of Insulating Materials.
6.3 Breakdown in Liquid Dielectrics.
6.4 Ageing in Mineral Insulating Oils.
7. Solid Dielectrics, their Sources, Properties and Behaviour in Electric Fields.
7.1 Classification of Solid Insulting Materials.
7.2 Partial Breakdown in Solid Dielectrics.
7.3 Breakdown and Prebreakdown Phenomena in Solid.
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