High Voltage DC

€ 1.015 excl. VAT
7 colleges
Master lecture serie

During this course you will gain insight into the various aspects that occur when using high DC voltages.

Physical challenges of HVDC power components

The behaviour of electric isolation in DC voltage is very different from behaviour in AC voltage. In seven lecturtes of approximately two hours these differences are explained elaborately. After that a tailored treatment of DC voltage follows:

  • Electric fields
  • Structure and measurement of surface areas
  • Structure and measurement of space charge
  • Measurement of partial discharges
  • Physics of partial discharges
  • Lifespan and breakdown mechanisms
  • Test procedures

These subjects are treated on the basis of both non-energy applications (X-ray, TV, etc.) as well as energy applications (HVDC-cable).


You have gained insight into the different aspects you are confronted with when using high DC voltages.

Intended for

This master lecture series is suitable for engineers (academic or higher education level) in electrical engineering or physics, who work with high DC voltage, both in energy al well as in non-energy applications.

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

In cooperation with Delft University of Technology.

Course leader

Energy technology and electrical engineering

prof.ir. Peter Vaessen


“I enjoy passing on high voltage knowledge and love it when people are amazed.”

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