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Indian Institute of Technology Madras

DC Power Transmission Systems

Indian Institute of Technology Madras and NPTEL via Swayam


This course gives an introduction to the DC power transmission system using the conventional line commutated converters. The topics covered include a detailed analysis of the 6 pulse line commutated converter (LCC), 12 pulse LCC, capacitor commutated converter, DC link control, and design of single tuned filter.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Interestedstudents PREREQUISITES : Knowledge of electric circuit analysis and power electronic devices INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Nil


COURSE LAYOUT Week :1 Choice of Converter Configuration for any Pulse NumberWeek :2 Analysis of 6 Pulse Line Commutated Converter Week :3 Capacitor Commutated Converter Week :4 12 Pulse Line Commutated Converter Week :5 Types of DC Link Week :6 DC Link Control Week :7 Multi-Terminal DC System – Applications, Types Week :8 Non-characteristic Harmonics Week :9 Filters – Design of Single Tuned Filter Week :10 Comparison of AC and DC Transmission – Economics and Technical Performance

Taught by

Prof. Krishna S

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