High Voltage Technology - Fundamentals

Module EI8030

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.

Module version of WS 2015/6 (current)

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

available module versions
WS 2015/6WS 2012/3

Basic Information

EI8030 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 60 h 5 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Generation and measurement of high voltages, electrostatic fields and field stress control, electrical breakdown in gases, breakdown in solid and liquid dielectrics, flashover along interphases, partial discharges, transients on transmission lines

Learning Outcome

At the end of the module students are able to understand the principles to generate high voltages, the methods to calculate and grade electrostatic fields and the mechanisms of partial discharges and breakdown of dielectrics. Further, students are able to understand the fundamentals of the propagation of transients on transmission lines.


The following modules should have been passed successfully: No special requirements

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VU 4 High Voltage Technology - Fundamentals Dienstag, 11:30–13:00
Dienstag, 15:00–16:30

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: - Kuffel, E.; Zaengl, W.S., Kuffel, J.: High Voltage Engineering: Fundamentals, Elsevier Science 2000 - Arora, R.; Mosch W.: High Voltage and Electrical Insulation Engineering, Wiley 2011

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

In a written exam students answer questions and explain ways to generate high voltages based on a given example. They calculate electrostatic fields and partial discharges.

Exam Repetition

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

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