Welcome to Transients in Power Systems

Description: Power systems are constantly subjected to disturbances and switching actions. These actions can be a normal connection/disconnection of a load or line, the opening of faulted areas after a short circuit, the incidence of lightning strokes on the power system, among others. These events are known as electromagnetic transients and have a short duration in the range of microseconds/milliseconds. Even being short duration phenomena, electromagnetic transients are of fundamental importance, as the system is subjected to high currents, voltages and frequencies during those micro/milliseconds, which may damage the electrical equipment.

The participants in the course will learn how to analyse electromagnetic transients and different transient phenomena will be explored through the use of examples and theoretical explanations, as well as the respective countermeasures. The course will also focus in the use of software tools for the simulation of the transients, more specifically EMTDC/PSCAD, which will be introduced and explained during the course. The importance of having a proper modelling of the equipment (e.g., overhead lines, underground cables, transformers, …) in function of the phenomena will be demonstrated and guidelines will be provided on how to choose the minimum modelling requirements for different transient phenomena.

Organizer and lecturer: Associate Professor Filipe Faria da Silva, e-mail: ffs@et.aau.dk

ECTS: 3.0

Time: 14-16 November 2016

Place: Aalborg University, Pontoppidanstræde

Zip code: 9220

City: Aalborg East

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 24 October 2016

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.