Course: "Electrical and Electronic Materials, Components and Systems"
授课人：Robert Ross教授 代尔夫特理工大学，荷兰
Rob Ross worked on electrical energy for over 30 years. He worked at Utrecht University, KEMA, National Institute of Materials & Chemical Research (Tsukuba, Japan), Institute for Science & Development (IWO), Netherlands Defence Academy (NLDA), TenneT TSO, HAN University of Applied Sciences and TU Delft. TenneT, IWO, HAN and TUD are active affiliations.He conducted projects in Europe, Asia, Africa and USA. One of the most successful project initiated by him was the ITM-project that investigated the aspects sustainability, reliability and socio-economy of large-scale smart charging of electric vehicles. This project of KEMA, IWO and utilities gave an important impulse to the Dutch electricity sector in the field of electric vehicles.The spectrum of subjects comprises: reliability and availability of electrical energy and components; applied superconductivity; forensic investigations after failure; decision-making based on small data sets; diagnostic techniques; sustainable energy. His work led to 4 patent applications on materials or superconductivity. A book on Reliability Analysis is under press at Wiley (ISBN 9781119125174).He received the 2004 SenterNovem Annual Award for Best invention in the category Energy & Environment (NL) and was nominated by the World Technology Network (USA) in the category Best Researcher Energy in 2006. He has built up a network in the electricity sector and the maritime sector through Cigré, IEC, IEE, IEEE, ENTSOe, Maritime Knowledge Centre and the IWO Foundation.
Contents of the course
The course takes about 6 hours (twice 3 hours). The focus of the course is on reliability of materials, components and systems. The approach is a combination of material science, statistics, system configuration and asset management.
The elements in the course concern:A short introduction on the history of electric power supply in the Netherlands, how the meaning developed for society；Important developments ("transitions") in electric power supply: new materials (polymers, semiconductors, superconductors, etc.) & new technologies (prefab installation, converters, sustainable generation), new approaches (asset management, maintenance)；Electrical reliability and forensic investigations to understand phenomena (insulation aging, electrical phenomena, etc.) and detect aging (partial discharge, heat development, etc.)；Statistical reliability with testing and forensic techniques to evaluate the type(s) of failure；Incident management and predictions on the likelihood of ongoing failures；System reliability and availability; strategies to reduce the impact of failures on the system performance.
The course discusses a number of examples that are deduced from actual failures in the electric power supply.