Nonlinear Time Series Analysis of Partial Discharges in Electrical Trees of XLPE Cable Insulation Samples
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2014
This paper presents an investigation into the nonlinear dynamics characteristics of the partial discharge (PD) sequence measured during the propagation of typical electrical trees in XLPE cable insulation. Calculation of the correlation dimension and the largest Lyapunov exponent from the PD sequence is used to illustrate the nonlinear characteristics of the PD behavior in the electrical tree growth. The results provide strong evidence for the existence of deterministic chaos in the PD phenomenon of electrical trees, where the correlation dimension and the largest Lyapunov exponent are related with the PD activity of the tree growth, rather than a presence of random stochastic process. The fluctuating correlation dimension of the PD sequence during the branch-pine tree growth is associated with the transition of PD patterns and the change of the channel conductivity of the tree structure. It is also found that the nonlinear dynamics characteristics of the PD sequence are influenced by the applied voltage, the channel conductivity and the electrical tree shape. A possible mechanism is presented for the formation of different chaotic extents of typical electrical trees in XLPE cable insulation.
nonlinear time series analysis
XLPE cable insulation