Analytical and Experimental Investigation of Ice Melting in Power Line Ground Wires

  • Tamas Bagi Department of Safety Science, Doctoral School on Safety and Security Sciences, University of Óbuda, H-1034 Budapest, 96/B Bécsi Street, Hungary https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1877-7892

Abstract

The present case study, using computer modeling technology, is to investigate the process of ice melting (de-icing) on iced ground wires due to current flowing through the ground wire. Using the AC model, the time course of heating of the given ground wire has been determined, and treating the results as input to the thermal model, the ice melting process has also been investigated by finite element thermal analysis. After comparing the elements by computer analysis to laboratory measurements, the results obtained were validated with numerical analysis.

Keywords: ice melting, de-icing, FE thermal analysis, electric warming, electric measurements, coupled thermal-electric FE analysis
Published online
2020-03-10
How to Cite
Bagi, T. (ONLINE) “Analytical and Experimental Investigation of Ice Melting in Power Line Ground Wires”, Periodica Polytechnica Mechanical Engineering. https://doi.org/10.3311/PPme.15299.
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