19M021GZD - Lightning protection in distribution networks

Course specification
Course title Lightning protection in distribution networks
Acronym 19M021GZD
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Applied Mathematics, Audio and Video Technologies, Biomedical and Environmental Engineering, Computer Engineering and Informatics, Electronics and Digital Systems, Energy Efficiency, Microwave Engineering, Nanoelectronics and Photonics, Power Systems, Signals and Systems, Software Engineering
Type of study master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status elective
    The goal Students gain knowledge how lightning overvoltages occur in distribution networks and the types of protection. The goal is to familiarize students with the various devices used for lightning protection, from the aspect of their construction, characteristics and methods of selection depending on the type of objects to be protected and their coordination as well.
    The outcome Training students for planning, designing and maintaining surge protection in distribution networks.
    Contents of lectures Parameters of lightning. Lightning overvoltages in buildings. Internal lightning protection installation. Surge Protection Devices (SPD). Types and characteristics of devices. Protection levels and installation site selection. Determining the risk of atmospheric discharge. Overvoltage protection of distributed sources of electricity. Software for the calculation of protection zones.
    Contents of exercises Practical exercises follow the topics presented in theoretical classes. During the exercises, students are introduced to professional software for the calculation of protective zones.
    1. L J. Gerić, M. Savić, C. Vujović, Building lighting protection, Grafoplast, Sremska kamenica, 2001
    2. DEHN, Lightning protection guide, 3rd updated Edition, 2014. (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    2 2
    Methods of teaching 30 classes of lectures + 30 classes of exercises
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures Test paper 50
    Practical lessons 20 Oral examination
    Seminars 30