Numerical Analysis for Galloping of Iced Quad Bundle Conductors


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In order to attain the purpose of anti-galloping, a simplified model for iced quad bundle conductors of three degrees of freedom in vertical, horizontal and torsional directions is established by means of the Hamilton principle, in which the effect of spacers stiffness and damping is considered. Based on the model, the influence of related parameters such as fluid density, damping ratio on conductor galloping amplitude and critical wind velocity is analyzed. Simultaneously, the relation curve between elastic property of spacers and conductor galloping is obtained. The results indicate that the conductor galloping can be weakened to some degree with the proper enlargement of damping ratio, the reasonable setting of spring stiffness on spacers and the avoidance of areas such as the wind outlet and windward as much as possible when choosing the line path and so on.



Edited by:

Chunliang Zhang and Paul P. Lin






J. Y. Cai et al., "Numerical Analysis for Galloping of Iced Quad Bundle Conductors", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 226-228, pp. 30-34, 2012

Online since:

November 2012




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