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Impulse ageing of polymeric materials

This project is concerned with establishing whether the occurence of switching/lightning impulses can lead to accelerated ageing of extruded cables. HDPE and XLPE material samples have been manufactured using a mold tool developed as part of this project. The samples then can be electrically aged using one of the high voltage laboratory's impulse generators. A real-time software based monitoring tool has been designed to control the impulse wave-shape and process the measurement data. The obtained results will inform the further development of models describing the multifactor ageing mechanisms that in-service cables experience. The electric field and potential profiles as well as the mechanical deformation of the sample will be observed when using different shaped electrodes.

Type: Postgraduate Research
Research Groups: Electrical Power Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Themes: High Voltage Engineering, Modelling and Simulation, Solid dielectrics
Dates: 1st October 2007 to 1st October 2010

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URI: http://id.ecs.soton.ac.uk/project/536
RDF: http://rdf.ecs.soton.ac.uk/project/536

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