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

[ Vol. 14 , Issue. 1 ]

Author(s):

Yasha Li, Huiyao Wang*, Kai Chen and Jiamao Chen   Pages 114 - 121 ( 8 )

Abstract:


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.

Affiliation:

College of Electrical Engineering and New Energy, China Three Gorges University, 8 Daxue Road, Yichang 443002, College of Electrical Engineering and New Energy, China Three Gorges University, 8 Daxue Road, Yichang 443002, College of Electrical Engineering and New Energy, China Three Gorges University, 8 Daxue Road, Yichang 443002, College of Electrical Engineering and New Energy, China Three Gorges University, 8 Daxue Road, Yichang 443002

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