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Application of Artificial Neural Network (ANN) in $SF_6$ breakdown studies in nonuniform field gaps

Chowdhury, Sandeep and Naidu, MS (1999) Application of Artificial Neural Network (ANN) in $SF_6$ breakdown studies in nonuniform field gaps. In: Eleventh International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering,1999, 23-27 August, London, UK, Vol.5 204-207.


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In $SF_6$-filled electrical equipment, the electric field distribution is kept rather uniform. However in practice, the electric field in the gas gap is distorted by nonuniformities. For this reason, the inhomogeneous field breakdown in $SF_6$ has been extensively studied by various researchers and the breakdown characteristics of compressed $SF_6$ have been reported. Obtaining experimental data under all conditions is not possible. Therefore, an attempt has been made in the present work to apply an artificial neural network (ANN) to obtain such data. The projection pursuit learning network (PPLN) has been used as the ANN model. Breakdown data for four different voltage waveforms were used to train the network for $SF_6$ pressures of 1-5 bar and rod diameters of 1-12 mm in a rod-plane geometry. The ANN was first trained with these data so as to obtain a smooth regression surface interpolating the training data. The regression surface thus obtained, was thereafter used to generate the breakdown and corona inception voltages with in the range of gas pressures and nonuniformities studied, where no data is available.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEE
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > High Voltage Engineering (merged with EE)
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:20
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/3836

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