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Master lecture series: High voltage technology

Fields and high voltage constructions

This course presents both the basic principles of high voltage science and details with the practical application of this knowledge. Understanding of electrical fields and the application of different tools in designing high voltage components are important in making reliable solutions for electric power industry.


  • Electric fields
  • Breakdown mechanisms in vacuum, gasses and liquids
  • Lightning phenomena
  • Breakdown of solids; discharges and lifespan issues
  • Combinations of materials; practical applications in power transformers, switches, cables, mountings and feedthrough insulators etcetera
  • Design procedures


You have insight into the relevant aspects of high voltage. With 'Hoogspanning I' you acquire the basic knowledge that will be useful in your further professional career in this field.

Intended for

These lecture series are intended for engineers (TU/HTO) in electrotechnical engineering or physics, who are involved in the testing of high-voltage equipment.

The lecture consists of two-hour lectures, interspersed with demonstrations in the high-voltage laboratory. There is ample opportunity for discussion during the lecture.

This master lecture series is open to participants PAO Techniek en Management. Regular students of the TU will attend the lecture series too. The lectures will be taught in English.

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  • Information
    Trainer: Dhr. Dr. M. Ghaffarian Niasar (TU Delft Faculteit Elektrotechniek, Wiskunde en Informatica (EWI))
    Course data: November 13 2023 - January 19 2024
    Day format: Lectures on Fridays from 13:45-16:45 (PAOTM students can also attend simulation lecturs on Mondays from 11:45-12:45 - not compulsary)
    Location: Delft
    TU Delft
    Price: € 1,550.00 ex. vat
    The program will be taught in English.
  • Reviews
    This course is assessed with a 7.5
    “Despite the course is taught in English, I could keep up well. The tests in the lab provide clearness and create variety.”
    Arno van Kalkeren (Qirion BV)