Course detail

High Voltages Technology

FEKT-MTVNAcad. year: 2019/2020

Maxwell´s equations. Examination of the electric field. Dielectric properties of substances. Electrical discharges. Testing power sources. Measurement of high voltages and heavy currents. Overvoltages and insulation coordination in power system.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The students will become acquainted with the essential problems of the high voltage technology.


The subject knowledge on the Bachelor´s degree level is requested.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Mach - Technika vysokých napětí, skripta, 2006 (CS)
Antonín Veverka - Technika vysokých napětí (CS)
Vladimír Blažek - Vysoké napětí a elektrické přístroje, skripta (CS)
Pavel Kubeš - Impulsní silnoproudé výboje (CS)
Vladimír Lysenko - VN zdroje (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations. Techning methods include lectures, computer laboratories and practical laboratories. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system. Students have to write 13 laboratory protocols during the course.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Coursework: max. 49 points (Numerical exercises 10 points, Laboratories 39 points).
Requirement for the credit: min. 25 points.
Final Examination: max. 51 points.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1) Introduction, electric field distribution.
2) High voltage and current measuring. Measuring by electrodes, impulse coaxial shunt resistors, capacitive and resistive voltage dividers.
3) The equipment of HV laboratories.
4) Terms used in high voltage technology, basic principles and types of discharges.
5) DC, AC and impulse test sources. Types of voltage and current impulses, chopping gap.
6) Test carried out in HV laboratories. Testing of insulators, surge arresters, cables. Measuring electric strength of insulating materials.
7) High voltage multipliers and bond wires.
8) High frequency high voltage laboratory sources, Tesla coil.
9) Wireless electric energy transfer.
10) The principles of measurement and evaluation of partial discharge.
11) Electrostatics and Maxwell's equations.
12) Discharges in an inhomogeneous electric field, distribution of impulse of across the coil, the voltage distribution on insulator chain.
13) Atmospheric discharges. Formation, types, parameters and line protection.


The students will become acquainted with the essential problems of the high voltage technology.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-M1 Master's

    branch M1-SVE , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, optional interdisciplinary
    branch M1-EEN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, optional specialized

  • Programme EEKR-CZV lifelong learning

    branch ET-CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, optional specialized

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Fundamentals seminar

12 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

14 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


eLearning: opened course