Third M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics June 14–17, 2005  

Modeling the overhead power line post spring-damper using ADINA

A.B. Peabodya,* , G. McClureb
aConsulting Transmission Engineer, Anchorage, AK 99516, USA  bMcGill University, Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6, Canada

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A new method of reducing the shock loads on electric transmission structures due to broken wires and other longitudinal disturbances was invented. It consists of a post spring-damper assembly, which replaces the standard suspension insulator assembly that supports the conductor. The concept was developed through finite element dynamic modeling using ADINA.

Keywords:  Electric transmission lines; Overhead lines; Cable structures; Nonlinear analysis; Progressive failure; Damping; Analytical techniques

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