Strain Change and Creep Behavior of STACIR/AW Power Line with Heat Exposure
As a way to expand electric capacity in power line with hovering of electric power demand, STACIR/AW (super thermal-resistant Al alloy conductors Al-clad Invar-reinforced) overhead conductor which cans double ampacity has been developed. The STACIR/AW power line is mechanically composite stranded wire composed of INVAR/AW stranded wire as core for sag control and heat-resistant aluminum alloy for delivering doubled electric current. Recently, in order to ensure stable line operation and to predict its span of life, the changes of thermal properties for STACIR/AW have been investigated. In the present work, the changes of strain with temperature and the creep behavior as important factors in sag control will be presented. The transition temperature of STACIR/AW 410sqmm was estimated approximately 130°C and the creep rates were decreased with temperatures.
Z.Y. Zhong, H. Saka, T.H. Kim, E.A. Holm, Y.F. Han and X.S. Xie
B. G. Kim et al., "Strain Change and Creep Behavior of STACIR/AW Power Line with Heat Exposure", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 475-479, pp. 1751-1754, 2005