Accession Number : ADP001701

Title :   Field Research on the Galloping of Iced Conductors: A Status Report,


Personal Author(s) : Pohlman,Joe C. ; Havard,David

Report Date : JUN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Galloping conductors have been a problem for designers and operators of overhead power lines for many decades. Despite extensive and continuous research into the problem, a complete understanding of the basic mechanism that causes galloping still eludes us and, without such understanding, development of effective control methods progresses slowly. The paper discusses the many approaches to control that have been considered or are under appraisal at the present time. It also includes recommendations for the research and development, particularly in the instrumentation field, necessary to produce positive solutions to this problem within a reasonable time frame. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Ice, *Ice formation, *Electric conductors, *Loads(Forces), *Cold weather tests, Transmission lines, Cables, Degrees of freedom, Vibration, Stabilization, Wind tunnel tests, Damage assessment, Wind, Velocity, Experimental design, Operational effectiveness, Canada, Workshops

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE