Effect of Electrical Trees on the Distribution of Electric Field and Space Charge in Cross-linked Polyethylene Cables

Author(s): Yasha Li, Huiyao Wang*, Kai Chen, Jiamao Chen

Journal Name: Recent Advances in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Formerly Recent Patents on Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Volume 14 , Issue 1 , 2021

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Background: Electrical trees can affect the distribution of electric field and space charge in cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) cables, and play an important role in insulation aging and breakdown of cables. Therefore, it is important to study the influence of electrical trees in cables.

Methods: In this study, the finite element method of second-order tetrahedral element and electromagnetic theory method is used for calculation. A model of XLPE cable with three-dimensional electrical trees is taken as an example for calculation.

Results: The results show that the longer the trunk length is, the greater the electric field intensity at the end of the branch is; the farther the electrical trees are from the insulation side of the high voltage, the more the electric field intensity of each location decreases.

Conclusion: With the increase of the resistivity of the trees, the electric field intensity and charge density tend to be stable at the end of the tree.

Keywords: XLPE cable, finite element analysis, space charge, electric field intensity, charge density, electrical trees.

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Article Details

Year: 2021
Published on: 22 January, 2021
Page: [114 - 121]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/2352096513999200807162151
Price: $25

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