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Transients in Electric Power Systems

Transients in Electric Power Systems

Course overview No.: 35616 & 35618

German title: Ausgleichsvorgänge in Elektroenergiesystemen

The students learn mathematical models and solution methods tailored to the electrical three-phase system.


After successful completion of the module, students are able to work with appropriate computer programs and are able to:

  • interpret transient processes in networks and describe the multi-time scale character of electrical energy systems
  • apply modal components in stationary and rotating reference frame and space vectors for the calculation of transients
  • describe electrical equipment mathematically for simulations in the time domain
  • calculate transient processes after switching operations and faults
  • formulate the state-space representation of electric power systems
  • use the extended nodal approach and construct an differential-algebraic equation system for electric power systems
  • perform a numerical integration of (algebro-)differential equation systems
  • use the difference conductance method to calculate transients
  • explain the origin of overvoltages and estimate the magnitude of overvoltages


Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Lutz Hofmann
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Lutz Hofmann


Further information and documents for this module can be found in the online course overview and in Stud.IP.

Registration and appointments for the oral examination are made by e-mail  pruefungen-eev@ifes.uni-hannover.de