High-Voltage Engineering Theory and Practice 2nd Edition
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High-Voltage Engineering Theory and Practice 2nd Edition

High-Voltage Engineering Theory and Practice 2nd Edition, Revised and Expanded by Mazen Abdel-Salam, Hussein Anis, Ahdab El-Morshedy, and Roshdy Radwan | PDF Free Download.

High-Voltage Contents 

  • Electric Fields 
  • Ionization and Deionization Processes in Gases 
  • Electrical Breakdown of Gases
  • The Corona Discharge
  • The Arc Discharge
  • Insulating Liquids
  • Solid Insulating Materials 
  • Gas Insulated Switchgear
  •  High-Voltage Cables
  •  Grounding System
  •  Overvoltages on Power Systems 
  •  Insulation Coordination
  • High-Voltage Generation
  • High-Voltage ~easureme
  •  Testing Techniques 
  •  Applications of High-Voltage Engineering in Industry
  •  Safety and Electrostatic Hazards

Preface to High-Voltage Engineering Theory and Practice PDF

Not long after the first edition of this book saw light, Professor Mohamed Khalifa-editor of that edition-passed away after a long and gallant battle with cancer.

Professor Khalifa assumed the leadership of high-voltage engineering research in Egypt and the region for nearly three decades.

He rose to a position of respect among the international and national scientific communities, where he was known to be an extremely devoted researcher and a gifted teacher.

The authors of this book will always remember him as a distinguished scholar, a great mentor,-and a beloved colleague.

The need for electrical and electronics engineers to be well trained in high-voltage techniques and to be familiar with related basic theories and concepts is still being felt more keenly today, worldwide, than ever before.

This book deals with a variety of topics that largely fall under the heading of high-voltage engineering.

Such topics as electrical insulation and its breakdown under various stresses have direct applications in industries where electrical and electronic equipment is manufactured.

Knowledge of the techniques for generating high-voltage DC, impulse, and AC low and high frequencies is essential for engineers in charge of the design and manufacture of high-voltage power supplies.

Such equipment has a wide range of applications, extending from aerospace electronics, radio-transmitting stations, and particle accelerators used in the medical and nuclear physics fields, to television receivers.

The subject of gas discharges is another example, as they are encountered not only as noisy corona on HV and EHV overhead power lines and as troublesome arcs in switches, but also in electrostatic precipitators, ozone production plants, gas-discharge lamps, arc furnaces, plasma torches, and ion-implantation equipment, to give just a few examples.

Selected areas of this vast field of high-voltage engineering represent essential ingredients in the information and training that should be acquired by all electrical and electronics engineers.

Included are engineers responsible for the design and operation of power transmission and distribution systems at all voltage levels, those responsible for the design and manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment,

those in charge of the design and installation of industrial plants and radio transmitting stations, and engineers and scientists involved in the design and installation of particle accelerators in medical and nuclear research.

Not to be overlooked are the staff of high voltage research centers and university faculties active in research, education, and training in fields of high-voltage engineering.

The book requires no prerequisites other than the physics and mathematics courses normally taught to undergraduates in electrical and electronics engineering.

The first edition of this book was published over a decade ago. Over this relatively short period of time, high-voltage engineering and related areas have witnessed marked development, manifested by rapid growth in manufactured high-voltage apparatus combined with the vast accu~ulation of diverse knowledge and skills.

This development assures high voltage engineering a brilliant future, in which its topics are slowly becoming a favored subject for research by graduate students. It also points to the need for a well-revised version of this book.

The second edition of the book, in endeavoring to describe the present state of the art, is substantially enlarged and deals with more diverse areas. This edition of the book has undergone many changes and additions.

The material included in the first edition has been thoroughly updated by citing numerous new references.

New material has been added, while older material has been carefully revised. To further enhance the role of the book as a textbook, all chapters now include a set of exercises problems or solved examples.

The book now caters further to the needs of practicing engineers by introducing two new chapters on industrial applications of high-voltage engineering and related issues of hazards and safety.

A large amount of information now available on high-voltage engineering and the time required to organize it led to the decision to divide the book into three parts. The first part, High-Voltage Engineering Theory, outlines the theories and models of insulating materials and dielectric phenomena.

It comprises Chapters 2 through 8. The second part, High-Voltage Engineering Practice, on the other hand, addresses numerous practical issues and deals with common high-voltage equipment, some important design problems, and high-voltage testing techniques, which are indispensable to the practicing engineer. It comprises Chapters 9 through 18.

The third part, High-Voltage Engineering Applications, comprising Chapters 19 and 20 and is devoted to timely applications of high-voltage engineering not only in the electric power utility but in the industry at large.

Chapter 2 is a rigorous but clear discussion of methods of field computation and mapping. New in this edition is the versatile boundary-element method of field computation. In Chapters 3 and 4 the physical phenomena acting in different types of gas discharge are reviewed.

A practical account of long air-gap characteristics is added in this edition. In Chapters 5 and 6 corona and arc discharges are described in some detail.

Liquid and solid insulating materials are surveyed briefly from the point of view of electrical engineers in Chapters 7 and 8. In this edition, more comprehensive accounts of streamers in oils and tracking and treeing in solids are offered.

In the first chapter of Part 11 (Chapter 9), the principles of design of high-voltage busbars are discussed, together with their insulation and ampacity. Metal-clad gas-insulated switchgear, which is now widely used at the HV and EHV levels, is described in Chapter 10, which covers modern diagnostic practices.

The various types of circuit breakers and cables are discussed in Chapters 11 and 12, including an account of solid-state breakers and superconducting cables. In this edition, basic circuit interruptions are elaborated, and controlled switching is added.

Chapters 13 through 15 are assigned to treatment of power system grounding, external and internal overvoltages imposed on system insulation, and techniques adopted for insulation coordination.

This edition describes modern computer-based methods of overvoltage evaluation as well as modern distribution grounding systems. The role of insulator contamination in insulation coordination is discussed in this edition at some length.

Chapters 16 through 18 focus on the area of insulation testing, covering the topics of high-voltage generation, measurements, and standard specifications. The remarkable development in modern measurement tools over the past decade is reflected in this new edition.

Two new chapters are introduced in this edition of the book, namely Chapters 19 and 20, which are devoted to present-day applications.

Chapter 19 describes some of the industrial applications of high-voltage engineering outside the area of electric utilities, Chapter 20 deals with the timely issues of electrostatic hazards and safety in some industries.

It is hoped that electrical and electronics engineers reading this book will find it rewarding and stimulating and that it will enrich their knowledge of several segments of the field of high-voltage engineering, which continues to grow in importance and scope. 

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