Tree-inception in the three-layer dielectrics

Serguei M. Lebedev, E. Gockenbach

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The experimental results of study of the tree-inception time (τ i) in the divergent field for the three-layer dielectrics are presented in this paper. It is shown that the tree-inception time may be essential increased due to the application of dielectric barriers with high permittivity. It is determined that the tree-inception time depends on the barrier position in the insulating gap and it has a maximum at the optimal barrier position. In doing so, the tree-inception length (l i) has a minimum value at this barrier position. Good agreement between the coefficient of the local field non-uniformity and the tree-inception time or the tree-inception length was found.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP), Annual Report
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event2003 Annual Report: Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dieletric Phenomena - Albuquerque, NM, United States
Duration: 19 Oct 200322 Oct 2003


Other2003 Annual Report: Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dieletric Phenomena
CountryUnited States
CityAlbuquerque, NM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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