Modelling the Aging Processes of Polymeric Insulation using Electroluminescence and Space Charge Measurement Data
The lifetime of polymeric insulation is an area of particular interest due to the large and growing use of underground power cables. Breakdown of this insulation is a heavily researched area and this project aims to develop a better understanding of the aging and breakdown processes, with the use of space charge and electroluminescence data.
Current progress is looking at the Space charge and Electroluminescence phenomena of UV aged Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) films to identify changes in the oxidations effect on charge injection and trapping has on the Electroluminescence emission. (11-09-09)
Type: Postgraduate Research
Research Groups: Electrical Power Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Themes: High Voltage Engineering, Solid dielectrics, Space and surface charge
Dates: 1st October 2008 to 1st October 2012
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