DOI: 10.1515/ijeeps-2023-0170 ISSN:

A novel computational technique to analyse the corona generated ionized field environment of EHV/UHV DC transmission lines

M. Raja Nayak, K. Chandra Sekhar
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


The corona-generated electromagnetic field environment under and nearer to the extra high dc potential conductors generates an ill health environment which causes serious electrical threats to living organisms present in the conductor corridor. The ionized electromagnetic field environment is characterizing with ionized ionic current flow and enhanced electric field perturbation at ground levels. The primary factors which affect the safe and economical design dimensions of high potential dc conductors are conductor diameter, altitude, applied potential and atmospheric parameters such as temperature, humidity, pressure, and aerosol pollution, etc. This remains a challenging task to design the HVDC transmission system at extended potential levels, as HVDC system employed for a large amount of power transfer barrier in the electrical system to meet inevitable power thrust. To obtain a safe and economical design configuration, multiple experimental design measurements are essential at various climatic seasons which incorporates the tedious process and significant economical expenditure. To obtain the safe and cost-effective design dimension configuration, computational-based numerical analysis with final experimental validation offers substantial support. Using various computational methodologies, many researchers have attempted to guide the critical line design proportions to establish a safe and economical electrical environment beneath the lines at ground levels. All these computational techniques are emphasizing the algorithm iterative-based complex solutions claim the lack of computational accuracy. Hence, this work aims to provide a unique computational technique to analyse the ionised electromagnetic field environment of a unipolar UHV dc transmission system using modelling of the physics of the corona discharge procedure in the active high electrostatic field zone. Modelling of the corona discharge includes the estimation of the amount of new ionized ions generated in the ionization region dynamically claims complex less equations offer a unique solution. To validate the accuracy of the proposed computational technique, multiple outdoor experimental measurements are carried out at HV/EHV/UHV potential applications and discussed. Also, the computed results are compared with the experimental findings, from the comparison outstanding computational accuracy was marked.

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