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RESEARCH PROJECTS

Academic credit may be earned by students at all three degree levels (B. Sc., M. Sc., and Ph. D.) by working on specific research or design projects. Undergraduate students normally choose relatively straightforward subjects while graduate (M. Sc., and Ph. D.) students take on increasing responsibilities in state-of-the-art research. Current research projects of the High Voltage Laboratory faculty include:

LIGHTNING PROTECTION RESEARCH PROJECTS:

Study on Lightning Performance of Wind Turbine Blade Specimen Study on the electrical degradation of Wind Turbine Blades. Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Grzybowski.

Evaluation of Emission Current from Static Dissipation Elements Study of the emission current from static dissipation element, spline ball ionizer at DC voltage, lightning impulse and switching impulse for positive and negative polarities. Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Grzybowski.

Investigation on the Electrical Strength of the Distribution Line Elements Under Steep Front, Short Duration Pulses Study on the CFO voltage and V-t characteristics of the 15 kV Distribution Insulators, and Insulators plus Wood Crossarm under Steep Front, Short Duration Pulses, and 60/150 ns. Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Grzybowski.

V-t Characteristics of ANSI 55-4, plus 0.5 ft. and plus 1.0 ft. Wood Crossarm, Positive Polarity, Wet Condition.

Investigation on Lightning Performance of Aerostat Investigation of lightning protection system of aerostat Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Grzybowski.

Lightning Protection of Naval Ships Investigation of lightning protection system of naval ships Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Grzybowski.

1 m above the sea level 1 m above the sea level

3 m above the sea level

3 m above the sea level Study of Laser Triggered System for Lightning Discharges To determine the ability of laser triggered system for lightning protection Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Grzybowski.

Laboratory Study of Franklin Rod Lightning Protected Zone To determine the lightning protected zone for negative and positive lightning strokes Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Grzybowski.

Protection Zone

Investigation of Early Streamer Emission Air Terminals Study on effectiveness of early streamer emission air terminal for lightning protection Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Grzybowski.

Lightning Protection of Electrical Power Systems To improve lightning protection of transmission and distribution lines and substations Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Grzybowski.

Lightning Leader Location for Transmission Line Models Invesigated Simultaneously

Evaluation of Aging Process in Transmission and Distribution Arresters To estimate the electrical performance of arresters Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Grzybowski.

Fiberglass Distribution Line Pole To determine lightning impulse strength of fiberglass distribution line poles and study the electrical degradation of fiberglass pole. Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Grzybowski.

The CFO voltages of the fiberglass and wood poles voltages by fiberglass and wood poles to 15 kV polymer positive polarity

The Added CFO under wet conditions and

suspension insulators under wet condition positive polarity

Critical Flashover Voltage of Composite Insulation To determine lightning impulse strength of composite insulation on transmission and distribution lines and to develop method for such insulation design, wood or polymer crossarm, wood or polymer pole. Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Grzybowski.

Added CFO Voltage to 15 kV Polymer Insulator by Fiberglass or Wood Pole, Wet Condition, Positive Polarity

Added CFO Voltage to Porcelain Pin Insulator b Wood Crossarm, Wet Condition, Positive

Air Clearances in High Voltage Substation To investigate lightning and switching impulse performance of high voltage substations so as to upgrade the substations insulation Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Grzybowski.

HIGH VOLTAGE INSULATION RESEARCH PROJECTS:


Study on AC Withstand Voltage, Lightning and Switching Critical Impulse Voltage (CFO), Visual Corona and Radio Influence Voltage (RIV) on Transmission Line Assemblies upto 500 kV. Study of factors influencing the Electrical Strength, RIV and Corona on EHV Equipments Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Grzybowski.

Study on AC Withstand Voltage, Lightning and Switching Critical Impulse Voltage (CFO), Visual Corona and Radio Influence Voltage (RIV) on Switchgears upto 500 kV. Study of factors influencing the Electrical Strength, RIV and Corona on EHV Equipments Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Grzybowski.

Study on Electrical Degradation of XLPE and EPR High Voltage Cable Insulation Studies of electrical aging phenomena and dielectric degradation of XLPE and EPR cables insulation caused by lightning and switching impulses Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Grzybowski.

Accelerated Aging of Wires under Pulse Frequency and High Temperature Investigation of the electrical performance of wires under combined

electrical-thermal and high frequency pulse stresses Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Grzybowski

MW Test System

Pulsating Frequency

Weibull Probability of Breakdown Time

Electrical Strength and Aging of Polymer Insulation in HV Devices Under DC, AC, and DC superimposed with AC Voltages Investigation of the electrical performance of polymer insulation in HV devices under dc-ac excitation Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Grzybowski.

DC-AC Aging Setup of Encapulsated HV Coils

Weibull Probability of Breakdown Time

Electrical Strength of XLPE High Voltage Cables Under DC, AC, and Combined DC-AC Voltages Investigation of breakdown voltage of polyethylene high voltage cable insulation under dc-ac excitation and to develop a new method for evaluation of the cable insulation Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Grzybowski.

Electrical Performance and Aging of High Voltage Polymer Insulators Investigation of the degradation process in high voltage polymer insulators Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Grzybowski.

Electrical Performance and Aging of Transmission Line Fiberglass Crossarms Studies of aging phenomena caused by UV radiation, contamination and dielectric degradation of fiberglass crossarms used in transmission lines

Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Grzybowski.

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