PhD courses are usually given every second year. See facts by following the link at the end of each course description.
ET8100 Electric Conductivity, Dielectric Losses and Breakdown of Solid and Liquid High Voltage Insulation
Supervisor: Erling Ildsta
The purpose of the course is to give an indepth review of limiting factors regarding application of different dielectric materials in High voltage apparatus.
The following main topics are covered:
ET8101 Transient Overvoltages in Electrical Power Systems
Supervisor: Hans Kristian Høidalen
Understand the principles for accurate calculation of power system transients. Achieve knowledge of methods for advanced modelling of transmission lines and transformers valied under steady state and transient conditions.
The course presents methods for accurate calculation of transients in electrical power systems.
ET8102 Testing of High Voltage Insulation
Supervisor: Frank Mauseth
Understand the principles of generation and measurement of high voltage in the laboratory for testing of equipment. Develop a critical sense related to measurement set-ups and accuracy.
Methods for generation of test voltages in high voltage laboratories and principles of measurement techniques related to testing of materials and components.
Some main topics:
ET8104 Transformer design
Supervisor: Arne Nysveen
The course is intended for an in depth study of power transformers. Briefly the main topics of interest are history design, application, planning, installation, and maintenance.
ET8202 Power System Stability and Control
Supervisor: Olav B. Fosso
General background and overview of power system stability issues (angle and voltage stability, transient, midterm and long-term stability)
ET8206 Voltage Quality
Supervisor: Kjell Sand
The course will give a thorough understanding of the main voltage quality phenomena with respect to physical understanding, analysis and measurements
The goal is to give insight in physical understanding, analysis and measurements of technical voltage quality elements in electrical transmission and distribution systems and their impact on customer loads and installation. The following voltage quality elements are addressed:
Each phenomenon will be dealt with as follows: Theory, modeling, physical impact on the electricity system and the connected installations. How the different phenomena can be simulated and measured is also delta with as well as means for voltage quality problem mitigation.
ET8207 Power System Reliability and Security
Supervisor: Gerd Kjølle
The course will give a thorough understanding of the main principles in power system reliability and security analysis as well as knowledge of different methods and tools for reliability analysis.
The course will give an introduction to the main principles and objectives of power system reliability and security analysis: Basic terms and definitions, problems to be addressed, overview of methodologies for contingency analysis and reliability analysis, reliability models including dependencies, input data and main results such as interruptions and societal impact.
The following topics are covered:
ET8208 Power Market Theory
Supervisor: Gerard Doorman
The course will give a thorough understanding of a number of central issues in power markets, as well as methods an theories that are in use or proposed to solve these issues.
Security of supply and vulnerability Security of supply, specifically related to incentives for investment in generation, but also transmisson, is an unsolved challenge in today's power markets.
The course will discuss the background of the problem and introduce presently implemented and proposed solutions.
Present power markets are mostly one-sided: producers are active market participants, while consumers are more or less passive. This has a number of negative effects, and development of a more flexible demand side will result in substantial improvements. Backround, opportunities and developments.
ET8209 Methods for Power Production Scheduling
Supervisor: Gerard Doorman
The course will give a thorough understanding of a number of central issues in optimal scheduling of power generation, kn both hydro and thermal power systems.
The goal is to give insight generation scheduling in mixed hydro-thermal power systems. An importan theme hydro production scheduling, basic and more advanced methods and challenges in a restructured power system. Theory for thermal power scheduling and unit commitment. The course will include the dominating methods in Norway today, but also introduce approaches from economics and from other countries.
ET8300 Digital Signal Processing in Power Electronic Systems
Supervisor: Lars Norum
The course aims to give knowledge about design of control systems for electrical energy conversion.
The course will give an introduction to analysis and design of electronic systems for digital signal processing and energy efficient control of electrical energy conversion systems. Methods for mathematical modelling of system elements and methods for utilizing Digital Signal Processors(DSP)and other components for control of power electronic converters will be covered.
A laboratory project with individually designed laboratory exercises will help the student to practice the information presented.
ET8301 Magnetic Design of Permanent Magnet Machines
Supervisor: Robert Nilssen
Give a deep understanding of the aplication of permanent magnet materials in traditional and new electrical machine desgins. Advanced winding designs and analytical methods are included.
Aim of the course is to give the student an understanding of fundamental construction principle applied on modern constructions as permanent magnet machines. The course emphasizes decision of magnetic fields and belonging forces, losses and construction characterizing parameters. A study of construction example will be undertaken. In this study several sub topics to provide a good overall solution is discussed.
Entry for the sub topics in the course is:
ET8303 Power Electronics, Power Semiconductor Physics and Reliability
Supervisor: Tore Undeland
The course aims to give a deep understanding of semiconductor physics and the role of semiconductor physics in optimal and reliable power electronics converter design.
These topics are included:
ET8304 Reactive Power Compensation with Power Electronics
Supervisor: Marta Molinas
To give a thorough understanding of the capabilities of power electronic technology for reactive power provision in electric power systems. Envisioning beyond the state of the art.
Course Objective: Advances in Power electronics Industry led to rapid development of Power Electronics controllers for fast reactive power control. The aim of the course is to introduce these advancements for power system support.
Advantages and disadvantages of different types or reactive power compensation systems: passive/active, fixed/regulated series/shunt compensations, optimum location.
Principle of Reactive Power control in load and transmission line compensation. General capabilities of voltage source converters and current source converters in providing reactive power (HVDC, variable speed motor drives, distributed generation interfaced by power electronics).
Reactive power comensating devices:
ET8400 Lighting Design
Supervisor: Eilif Hugo Hansen
The course will give a deeper understanding of design of lighting systems.
Design criteria - quantity and quality, lighting concepts, luminaire design, calculation methods, measuring technique, documentation
ET8500 PhD seminar in Electrical Power Engineering
Supervisor: Olav B. Fosso
The seminar is given when needed, autumn and spring. The course uses selected (part of) books, papers and other relevant material at advanced levels.