Electric Field Analysis is both a student-friendly textbook and a valuable tool for engineers and physicists engaged in the design work of high-voltage insulation systems. The text begins by introducing the physical and mathematical fundamentals of electric fields, presenting problems from power and dielectric engineering to show how the theories are put into practice. The book then describes various techniques for electric field analysis and their significance in the validation of numerically computed results, as well as:
- Discusses finite difference, finite element, charge simulation, and surface charge simulation methods for the numerical computation of electric fields
- Provides case studies for electric field distribution in a cable termination, around a post insulator, in a condenser bushing, and around a gas-insulated substation (GIS) spacer
- Explores numerical field calculation for electric field optimization, demonstrating contour correction and examining the application of artificial neural networks
- Explains how high-voltage field optimization studies are carried out to meet the desired engineering needs
Electric Field Analysis is accompanied by an easy-to-use yet comprehensive software for electric field computation. The software, along with a wealth of supporting content, is available for download with qualifying course adoption.
Table of Contents
Fundamentals of Electric Field. Gauss’s Law and Related Topics. Orthogonal Coordinate Systems. Single-Dielectric Configurations. Dielectric Polarization. Electrostatic Boundary Conditions. Multi-Dielectric Configurations. Electrostatic Pressures on Boundary Surfaces. Method of Images. Sphere or Cylinder in Uniform External Field. Conformal Mapping. Graphical Field Plotting. Numerical Computation of Electric Field. Numerical Computation of High-Voltage Field by Finite Difference Method. Numerical Computation of High-Voltage Field by Finite Element Method. Numerical Computation of High-Voltage Field by Charge Simulation Method. Numerical Computation of High-Voltage Field by Surface Charge Simulation Method. Numerical Computation of Electric Field in High-Voltage System - Case Studies. Electric Field Optimization.
Sivaji Chakravorti holds bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D degrees from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. Dr. Chakravorti has nearly 30 years of teaching experience and is currently a full professor in electrical engineering at Jadavpur University, where he teaches electric field analysis at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Previously, he worked in various capacities at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; Technical University of Munich, Germany; Siemens AG, Berlin, Germany; ABB Corporate Research, Ladenburg, Germany; Advanced Research Institute of Virginia Tech, Alexandria, USA; and Technical University Hamburg-Harburg, Germany. Dr. Chakravorti is highly decorated, widely published, and an active member of IEEE.