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On the Intrinsic Thermal Stability in HVDC Cables

Reddy, Chakradhar and Ramu, TS (2007) On the Intrinsic Thermal Stability in HVDC Cables. In: IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, 14 (6). pp. 1509-1515.


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The paper deals with some important aspects of steady state thermal stability in the insulation of HVDC cables. The resistively graded electric field distribution and the temperature distribution, under steady state, in dc cables, are interrelated. The dc conductivity is known to be a function of stress as well as of temperature. Reasonably convincing theories of electric stress and temperature distribution are now available in the literature. Until recently, the thermal runaway was believed, primarily, to be a consequence of an inordinate run away in the sheath temperature due to dynamic interaction with the ambient. While this premise is partly true, there are other overriding factors controlling the stability. This paper presents a detailed investigation on this aspect and it is shown that the multi-factor dependent dc conductivity alone causes the thermal instability, boundary conditions at sheath having a marginal role.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation
Publisher: IEEE
Additional Information: ©2007 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Keywords: Insulation;thermal breakdown;HVDC cable.
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:45
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/14168

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