Mechanical Design of Overhead Lines

Mechanical Principles in Transmission Lines

Mechanical Principles in Transmission Lines: Mechanical Principles in Transmission Lines design should depend to some extent on the importance of continuity of operation in the line under consideration. In general, the strength of the line should be such as to provide against the worst probable weather conditions. We now discuss some important points in the Mechanical …

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Corona

Corona: When an alternating potential difference is applied across two conductors whose spacing is large as compared to their diameters, there is no apparent change in the condition of atmospheric air surrounding the wires if the applied voltage is low. However, when the applied voltage exceeds a certain value, called critical disruptive voltage, the conductors …

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Potential Distribution Over Suspension Insulator String

Potential Distribution Over Suspension Insulator String: A string of suspension insulator consists of a number of porcelain discs connected in series through metallic links. Fig. 8.10 (i) shows 3-disc string of suspension insulator. The porcelain portion of each disc is in between two metal links. Therefore, each disc forms a capacitor C as shown in …

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Line Support

Line Support: The supporting structures for overhead line conductors are various types of poles and towers called line support. In general, the line supports should have the following properties : High mechanical strength to withstand the weight of conductors and wind loads etc. Light in weight without the loss of mechanical strength. Cheap in cost …

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Conductor Material Used for Transmission and Distribution

Conductor Material Used for Transmission and Distribution: The conductor is one of the important items as most of the capital outlay is invested for it. Therefore, proper choice of material and size of the conductor is of considerable importance. The Commonly used Conductor Material Used for Transmission and Distribution of electric power should have the …

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