227-0536-00L  Multiphysics Simulations for Power Systems

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersJ. Smajic
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


227-0536-00 VMultiphysics Simulations for Power Systems
This course is defined so and planned to be an addition to the module "227-0537-00 G Technology of Electric Power System Components".
However, the students who are familiar with the fundamentals of electromagnetic fields could attend only this course without its 227-0537-00-complement.
2 hrs
Thu08-10ETZ F 91 »
J. Smajic
227-0536-00 UMultiphysics Simulations for Power Systems2 hrs
Thu10-12ETZ D 96.1 »
J. Smajic

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AbstractThe goals of this course are a) understanding the fundamentals of the electromagnetic, thermal, mechanical, and coupled field simulations and b) performing effective simulations of primary equipment of electric power systems. The course is understood complementary to 227-0537-00L "Technology of Electric Power System Components", but can also be taken separately.
ObjectiveThe student should learn the fundamentals of the electromagnetic, thermal, mechanical, and coupled fields simulations necessary for modern product development and research based on virtual prototyping. She / he should also learn the theoretical background of the finite element method (FEM) and its application to low- and high-frequency electromagnetic field simulation problems. The practical exercises of the course should be done by using one of the commercially available field simulation software (Infolytica, ANSYS, and / or COMSOL). After completing the course the student should be able to properly and efficiently use the software to simulate practical design problems and to understand and interpret the obtained results.
Content1. Elektromagnetic Fields and Waves: Simulation Aspects (1 lecture, 2 hours)
a. Short review of the governing equations
b. Boundary conditions
c. Initial conditions
d. Linear and nonlinear material properties
e. Coupled fields (electro-mechanical and electro-thermal coupling)

2. Finite Element Method for elektromagnetic simulations (5 lectures and 3 exercises, 16 hours)
a. Scalar-FEM in 2-D (electrostatic, magnetostatic, eddy-currents, etc.)
b. Vector-FEM in 3-D (3-D eddy-currents, wave propagation, etc.)
c. Numerical aspects of the analysis (convergence, linear solvers, preconditioning, mesh quality, etc.)
d. Matlab code for 2-D FEM for learning and experimenting

3. Practical applications (5 lectures and 5 exercises, 20 hours)
a. Dielectric analysis of high-voltage equipment
b. Nonlinear quasi-electrostatic analysis of surge arresters
c. Eddy-currents analysis of power transformers
d. Electromagnetic analysis of electric machines
e. Very fast transients in gas insulated switchgears (GIS)
f. Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersJ. Smajic
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 30 minutes
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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