Vol.17, No.5, 2021, pp.971-987, doi:10.32604/fdmp.2021.016602
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Influence of Electrical Field Distortions Induced by Water Droplets on the Contamination Characteristics of an Insulator
  • Yukun Lv, Yuechi Wang*, Jiawen Wang
Department of Energy, Power and Mechanical Engineering, North China Electrical Power University, Baoding, 071003, China
* Corresponding Author: Yuechi Wang. Email:
Received 10 March 2021; Accepted 11 May 2021; Issue published 05 July 2021
Abstract
When separated water droplets condense on the surface of a composite insulator, the electrical field on the insulator surface is distorted. In turn, such distortions change the trajectories of pollution particles. In this study, the COMSOL software is used to simulate such a process for the FXBW4-10/100 composite insulator with or without water droplets condensation under a 10 kV DC voltage. The influence of the wind speed and particles concentration on the contamination characteristics of the considered 110 kV insulator is analyzed. The results show that: 1) in the presence of water droplets on the insulator surface, the ratio of electrical field force and gravity acting on the particles is large; 2) the contamination on the insulator surface increases with the wind speed; 3) when the wind speed is small, the relationship between the contamination amount and the pollution concentration is essentially linear.
Keywords
Water droplets; composite insulator; numerical simulation; electrical field distortion; contamination characteristic
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Lv, Y., Wang, Y., Wang, J. (2021). Influence of Electrical Field Distortions Induced by Water Droplets on the Contamination Characteristics of an Insulator. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 17(5), 971–987.
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