Percent and per-unit quantities, selection of base and change in base of per unit quantities, node equations, one-line diagram, choice of voltage and choice of AC/DC systems, economic comparison of various transmission systems, standard voltages in Pakistan and abroad for transmission and sub-transmission. Introduction to HV, EHV and UHV system. Conductor types; resistance, skin 48 effect, line inductance based and flux considerations. Inductance of single phase and three phase lines, inductance of composite conductor line, inductance of bundled conductors, capacitance of single phase and three-phase lines, effect of earth on capacitance, capacitance of bundled conductors, parallel circuit lines, Ferranti effect. Short, medium and long transmission lines, solution of equations.

Traveling waves, surge impedance loading, equivalent circuit, power flow through the line, voltage regulation and line surges. Line supports, sag andtension calculation, total length of conductor supports at different levels, mechanical degree of safety, effect of wind pressure and ice loading, conductor vibration and use of dampers. Insulator material, types of insulators, voltage distribution over insulator string, string efficiency, methods of improving the string efficiency, testing of insulators, corona effect, corona loss, radio interference due to corona. Underground cables: types, calculation of inductance and capacitance, insulation resistance, insulation breakdown of cables, thermal characteristics of cables, calculation of current rating of the cables, fault locating techniques, cable jointing techniques. Introduction and classification of HVDC transmission.

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