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High Voltage Insulation Technology

Module EI8007

This Module is offered by TUM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

EI8007 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.

This module description is valid from SS 2010 to WS 2013/4.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
90 h 45 h 3 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Insulation capacity and statistical techniques, electrical conductivity and dielectric properties of insulating materials, testing of insulating materials, anorganic and organic insulating materials, high voltage insulators, energy cables, long-term performance of insulations (ageing)

Learning Outcome

At the end of the module students are able to understand the statistical techniques to deal with the insulating capacity, the mechanisms of electrical conductivity and polarisation of insulating materials, the fundamentals of test techniques for insulating materials as well as the basic properties of insulating materials including their aging performance. Further, they are able to apply this understanding to the design and the expected properties of high voltage insulations (e.g. insulators and cables).


The following modules should have been passed successfully:
High voltage technology

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VU 3 High Voltage Insulation Technology documents

Learning and Teaching Methods

In addition to the students method of learning their knowledge shall be deepened by solving exercises.

The applied method of teaching is to deliver lectures and to assist in solving exercises.


The following media will be applied:
- Presentations
- Script/Handout
- Exercises as download


The following text books are recommended:
- Kahle, M.: Elektrische Isoliertechnik, Springer-Verlag, 1989
- Kind, D.; Kärner, H.: Hochspannungs-Isoliertechnik, Vieweg-Verlag, 1999
- Hauschild, W.; Mosch, W.: Statical Techniques for high voltage engineering, Peter Pegrenius ltd., 1992

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Modulprüfung mit folgenden Bestandteilen: oral examination

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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