Effect of the applied voltage frequency on the water tree shape in polyethylene

T. Maeda, D. Kaneko, Y. Ohki, T. Konishi, Y. Nakamichi, M. Okashita

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Abstract

We have been examining the effects of superposition of a high-frequency voltage to various voltages such as dc, low-frequency (0.1 to 5 Hz), and power-frequency voltages on the development of water trees in polyethylene. We have made clear that the number of voltage zero-crossings is a decisive factor in the length of water trees. In the present research, the water tree shapes grown under the various superposed voltages were carefully observed. As a result, we have confirmed that the water tree tends to become a hand-like shape if the frequency of the lower-frequency component is between 0 and 0.5 Hz, and become spherical if the frequency is higher than 1.0 Hz. This result is explained by assuming that the growth of water trees is governed by the effective number of consecutive voltage zero-crossings at the tip of the water tree.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Solid Dielectrics ICSD 2004
Pages276-279
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventProceedings of the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Solid Dielectrics ICSD 2004 - Toulouse, France
Duration: 2004 Jul 52004 Jul 9

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Solid Dielectrics ICSD 2004
Volume1

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Solid Dielectrics ICSD 2004
CountryFrance
CityToulouse
Period04/7/504/7/9

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    Maeda, T., Kaneko, D., Ohki, Y., Konishi, T., Nakamichi, Y., & Okashita, M. (2004). Effect of the applied voltage frequency on the water tree shape in polyethylene. In Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Solid Dielectrics ICSD 2004 (pp. 276-279). (Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Solid Dielectrics ICSD 2004; Vol. 1).