IEC TR 61597:2021 pdf download – Overhead electrical conductors – Calculation methods for stranded bare conductors

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IEC TR 61597:2021 pdf download – Overhead electrical conductors – Calculation methods for stranded bare conductors.
Based on these values at 20°C, the DC resistances have been calculated for temperatures of 50°C. 80 °C and 100 °C.
The AC resistance is calculated from the DC resistance at the same temperature. Calculation methods are in [lJ,12],[3),14]. Clause A.2 gves an example based on (11.
The AC resistance of the conductor is higher than the DC resistance at the same temperature. The cause of this phenomenon can be explained by the tact that the inner portion of the conductor has a higher inductance than the outer portion because the inner portion experiences more flux linkages. Since the voltage drop along any length of the conductor must be necessarily the same over the whole cross-section, there will be a current concentration in the outer portion of the conductor, increasing the effective resistance.
Various methods are available for computing the ratio between AC and DC resistances ([1),
(2]. (3J, [4J).
For conductors having steel wires in the core (Ax/Sxy or Ax/xySA conductors), the magnetic flux in the core varies with the current, thus the AC/DC ratio also varies with it, especially when the number of aluminium layers is odc, because there is an unbalance of magrietomotive force due to opposite spiraling directions of adjacent layers.
Although this magnetic effect may be significant in some single layer Ax/Sxy conductors and moderate in 3-layer conductors, the values of AC resistances for these types of conductors have been calculated without this influence. Further information and a more complete comparison and evaluation of magnetic flux and unbalance of magretomolive force may be found in chapter 3 of [1].
There are other factors with minor influence on the conductor electrical AC resistance, e.g. hysteresis and eddy current losses not only in the conductors but also in adjacent metallic parts, and they can be estimated by actual tests. The method ir’ (6] takes into account the above factors.
6.3 InductIve reactance
The inductive reactance of conductors is calculated considering the flux linkages caused by the current flowing through the conductors. In order to make computations easier, the inductive reactance is divided into two parts:
a) the one resulting from the magnetic flux within a 0,3 m radius;
b) the one resulting from the magnetic flux from 0.3 m to the equivalent return conductor, NOTE Exact number is 0304 8.
This separation of reactances was first prooosed b Lewis 11 and the 0,3 m radius has been used by all designers and conductor manufacturers and is herein adopted in order to allow a comparison between the characteristics of the new conductor series and old ones.
The advantages of this procedure are that part a) above is a geometric factor (function of conductor dimensions) while part b) depends only on the separation between conductors and phases of the transmission line. As stated earlier in this clause, only the first term a) is herein listed and part b) can be obtained from the usual technical literature.
7.3 Stress- strain properties Stress- strain curves of conductors depend on the elasto-plastic behaviour of the component wires, the geometric settlement and the metallurgical creep of wires. The first tWo parameters are not time dependent on the opposite of the third one. As a consequence of time dependency of the conductor strain, stress-strain curves are always associated with a time reference. In some cases, tWo stress -strain curves are used to characterize behaviour of conductors. The ftirst one is the initial curve which includes the one-hour creep and the second one, the final curve, which includes the 10-year creep at 20 °C (or even longer durations). Such curves are used in the experimental plastic elongation (EPE) model far sag- tension calculation. This model is described in the CIGRE TB 324 [7]. In other cases, only a final curve is given and initial conditions are derived through a temperature compensation. Furthermore, a separate creep curve is sometimes provided to predict creep after any period of time. The stress-strain behaviour of inhomogeneous conductors (Ax/Sxy) depend on the properties of the constituent wires, their number and layers. In a conductor subjected to tensile loads, the total conductor tension, F: is equal to the sum of tensions in the aluminium and steel portions (respectively Fa and Fg).

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