Analysis on the Dynamic Responses of the Broken Conductors in Transmission Lines
Impact loads from the broken conductors are common for transmission lines, which can bring threaten to the safe operation of the transmission lines. Dynamic analysis of the conductors in transmission lines under broken load was carried out. A finite element model of seven span conductors in transmission line was established in general software ANSYS. The insulator and the phase spacer were considered in the FEA model. The broken load case can be realized by the birth-death element method in ANSYS. Stiffness of the broken conductor or insulator element was changed to be a near zero value in a very short time. Effect of the damping property of the conductors was considered by the Rayleigh damping method. Dynamic responses of displacements at the broken points and the reaction forces of the insulators were obtained. Dynamic responses for the broken conductors with different damping ratios and bundle numbers were compared.
Shaobo Zhong, Yimin Cheng and Xilong Qu
F. L. Yang and J. B. Yang, "Analysis on the Dynamic Responses of the Broken Conductors in Transmission Lines", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 50-51, pp. 511-515, 2011