Course code ETeh4052

Credit points 2

Electrotechnical Materials

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures24

Number of hours for laboratory classes8

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation05.01.2016

Responsible UnitInstitute of Energetics

Course developer

author Enerģētikas institūts

Imants Plūme

Mg. sc. ing.

Course abstract

Students acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of solid, liquid and gaseous materials, its physical, electrical and chemical properties. The course deals with materials extraction and processing for manufacturing of insulation, wiring materials and other components for electrical units. Students get knowledges about basic characteristics of insulation, conductive and construction materials determining its usability in high or low temperatures environments, under exposure of chemicals and mechanical loads.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• knowledge - on electrotechnical materials and products, their mechanical, thermal, electrical and chemical properties;
• skills - to assess the electrical materials and products for its suitability to withstand condition with high and low temperatures, to resist chemicals or mechanical loads.
• competence - to choose electrical materials or products for usage in various electrical appliances, taking in account the material's suitability for specific operational conditions.

Compulsory reading

1. Meļņikovs V. Elektrotehniskie materiāli. I daļa. Vadītāju, magnētiskie un konstrukcijas materiāli. Rīga: RVT 2006. 173 lpp.
2. Meļņikovs V. Elektrotehniskie materiāli. II daļa. Dielektriskie un pusvadītāju materiāli. Rīga: RVT 2006. 135 lpp.
3. Покровский Ф.Н.. Материалы и компоненты радиоэлектронных средств. Москва: Горячая линия-Телеком, 2005. 350 с.

Further reading

1. Elektrotehniskie materiāli: Mācību metodiskais līdzeklis. Sast. Plūme I. Jelgava: LLU, 2008. 59 lpp.
2. Transformatoru eļļu pārbaudes normas. LEK 118. Latvijas Elektrotehniskā komisija, 2014. 45 lpp.
3. Latvijas Elektrotehniskās komisijas (LEK) standarti. Pieejams:

Periodicals and other sources

1. SIA Žurnāls "Enerģija un pasaule". Izd.: VAS LATENERGO un Latvijas Elektroenerģētiķu biedrība. ISSN: 1407-5911
2. Journal "Materials Science Forum". ISSN: 0255-5476.