NUMERICAL STUDY ON AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF BUNDLE CONDUCTOR FOR UHV BASED ON ALE METHOD
Keywords:fluid-structure nonlinear interaction, ALE method, numerical simulation, bundle conductor, aerodynamic coefficients, wind tunnel experiment, interference effect
The bundle conductor is often threatened by the wind-excited or wake-induced vibration generated by vortex shedding. So as to simulate the common fluidâ€“structure nonlinear interaction problems in Ultra-High Voltage (UHV) transmission lines, the N-S equations of incompressible viscous fluid with the ALE description has been adopted to formulate the fluid-solid governing equations in the analogue computation and the 2-bundle and 6bundle sectional models, as well as the deduced finite element discretization scheme of conductor displacement are introduced in the algorithm. Wind tunnel experimental studies are carried out based on the single stranded model, 6-bundle stranded and 6bundle circle model for the focus of aerodynamic characteristics and the difference between stranded cable and circle cable. Results show that solution of numerical model agrees favorably with experimental results. The aerodynamic coefficients decrease significantly within the expected critical range of wind speed or Reynolds numbers and the cables roughness is not the principle factor to the aerodynamic coefficient when the Reynolds numbers belong to the critical region. However, the interference effect of the bundle conductor widely influenced the wind load applied on the surface of each cable.
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