One Type Damper Used for Preventing Galloping of the Electric Power Line
When the power transmission line is covered with ice and snow in the winter, the galloping of power line often happens. A new type of damper used for preventing galloping of the electric power transmission line has been put forward and received patent license of China. The damper like fan blades, which can rotate about the axes of the power line at 360°, is fixed on the overhead power line. It hangs on the line when there is no wind. The blade rotates at high speed in the plane vertical to wind when there is wind, which results in a gyroscope. The theorem of angular momentum of a gyroscope is used in the design of the damper. Model tests of this kind of damper have been carried out and the results show that it is successful in preventing galloping of the cable model.
Hui Li, Yan Feng Liu, Ming Guo, Rui Zhang and Jing Du
L. M. Sun and J. C. Zou, "One Type Damper Used for Preventing Galloping of the Electric Power Line", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 374-377, pp. 2057-2060, 2012