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Rationale of Length Scale-Down Model Span Testing of Transmission Lines

Gopalan, TV and Durvasula, S and Nagabhushana, GR (1987) Rationale of Length Scale-Down Model Span Testing of Transmission Lines. In: Journal of Energy Engineering, 113 (1). pp. 14-24.

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Length scale-down (LS) model tests have been traditionally employed for laboratory studies on aeolian vibration of transmission line conductors. The span adopted is normally 30 m and is recommended by the relevant Indian, as well as other, standards. The traditionally adopted length of the LS model is reexamined herein to establish the rationale behind the choice. Based on the theoretical studies discussed, certain guidelines for the choice of model span of conductor are emphasized. In addition, the adequacy of the LS span as a tool for predicting the performance of the full span is reestablished.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Energy Engineering
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
Additional Information: Copy right of this article belongs to American Society of Civil Engineers.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2010 06:39
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:36
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/21241

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