EE2032 HIGH VOLTAGE DIRECT CURRENT TRANSMISSION L T P C
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To develop the skills in the area of HVDC power transmission with the analysis of HVDC converters,
harmonics and design of filters.
i. To understand the concept, planning of DC power transmission and comparison with AC
ii To analyze HVDC converters.
iii To study about compounding and regulation.
iv To analyze harmonics and design of filters.
v To learn about HVDC cables and simulation tools.
UNIT I INTRODUCTION 9
Introduction of DC Power transmission technology – Comparison of AC and DC transmission –
Application of DC transmission – Description of DC transmission system – Planning for HVDC
transmission – Modern trends in DC transmission.
UNIT II ANALYSIS OF HVDC CONVERTERS 9
Pulse number – Choice of converter configuration – Simplified analysis of Graetz circuit – Converter
bridge characteristics – Characteristics of a twelve pulse converter – Detailed analysis of converters.
UNIT III COMPOUNDING AND REGULATIONS 9
General – Required regulation – Inverter compounding – Uncompounded inverter – Rectifier
compounding – Transmission characteristics with the rectifier and inverter compounding –
Communication link – Current regulation from the inverter side – Transformer tap changing
UNIT IV HARMONICS AND FILTERS 9
Introduction – Generation of harmonics – Design of AC filters and DC filters – Interference with
neighbouring communication lines.
UNIT V HVDC CABLES AND SIMULATION OF HVDC SYSTEMS 9
Introduction of DC cables – Basic physical phenomenon arising in DC insulation – Practical
dielectrics – Dielectric stress consideration – Economics of DC cables compared with AC cables.
Introduction to system simulation – Philosophy and tools – HVDC system simulation – Modeling of
HVDC systems for digital dynamic simulation.
TOTAL : 45 PERIODS
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3. Rakosh Das Begamudre, “Extra High Voltage AC Transmission Engineering”, New Age
Interantional (P) Ltd., New Delhi, 1990.