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Estimation of Partial Discharge Parameters in GIS using Acoustic Emission Techniques

Gupta, N and Ramu, TS (2001) Estimation of Partial Discharge Parameters in GIS using Acoustic Emission Techniques. In: Journal of Sound and Vibration, 247 (2). pp. 243-260.

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Conventional electrical techniques for the monitoring of partial discharge (p.d.) activity in enclosed systems like gas insulated substations (GIS) have certain inherent limitations, which has prompted the exploration of non-electrical techniques. Acoustic detection of p.d. in a GIS is based on the retrieval and analysis of mechanical signals produced on the walls of the metallic enclosure due to electrical discharge activity within. A theoretical modelling of the process by which a discharge produced within the GIS sets up detectable signals on the walls of the enclosure seems to be lacking. The present work consists of the development of a model for the propagation of electrically induced acoustic waves through gaseous medium, and their effect on the walls of the GIS, giving adequate representation to fluid-structure coupling. A numerical simulation of the process is shown to yield important information about the proper type of instrumentation required for such non-invasive tests, and aid in designing robust strategies for locating the source of the discharge.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Sound and Vibration
Publisher: Academic Press
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Academic Press.
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > High Voltage Engineering (merged with EE)
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2008 06:37
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:50
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/16023

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