Effect of the melt flow direction on the treeing process in polymeric insulation

V. A. Volokhin, O. S. Gefle, S. M. Lebedev

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This paper presents the results of a study of the effect of the residual mechanical stress formed in solid polymers at the stage of production on the initiation and growth of an electrical tree. It is shown that the time to tree initiation and the time to breakdown of polycarbonate samples can be determined from the results of investigation of treeing parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-79
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009



  • Breakdown
  • Isochromatic fringes
  • Melt flow
  • Partial discharges
  • Polarization optical method
  • Residual mechanical stress
  • Tree

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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