Optimization for Epoxy/Paper Composites Insulated Tubular Bus Structure
Uniform standard in the structural design for insulated tubular bus is not available both at China and abroad, and there are few reports about insulated tubular bus, which causes a waste of resources and even leads to grid failure. In this paper, epoxy/paper composites insulated tubular bus was investigated and a two-dimensional model was preferred in the simulation due to the axial symmetry of insulated tubular bus. The distribution of electric field and temperature in composite insulated materials were studied with the changes of the diameter/thickness of copper pipe and the thickness of insulation materials. According to the results simulation results, the structure of insulated tubular bus was optimized, the thickness of copper pipe conductor and insulation had been greatly reduced. Compared to the non-optimized initial structure, the amount of copper pipe conductor used for the optimized insulated tubular bus was reduced by 48%, the amount of insulation materials were reduced by 52.5%, and the current density of copper pipe conductor increased by 92.2%.
Junichi Hojo, Tohru Sekino, Jian Feng Yang, Hyung Sun Kim and Wen Bin Cao
P. H. Li et al., "Optimization for Epoxy/Paper Composites Insulated Tubular Bus Structure", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 922, pp. 169-174, 2018