Studies on the effect of void geometry and location on electric field distribution and partial discharge in XLPE insulated power cable by finite element analysis using COMSOL multiphysics simulation

Presence of partial discharges is a serious issue in the maintenance and condition monitoring of power cables. Under the effect of excess electrical field, the voids present in the insulation may go through breakdown, giving rise to the phenomenon of partial discharges. Repeated occurrence of partial discharges through a long period of time may lead to… CONTINUE READING