To develop standard test methods for the determination of the elastic and short-term creep characteristics SStress-Strain)and the determination of the long-term creep characteristics of conductors for overhead (Creep) Electrical Conductors.
To model the mechanical characteristics of overhead electrical conductors stress-strain and creep characteristics must be determined. These characteristics are then used by electric power utilities to determine the sag and clearance of overhead electric transmission and distribution lines. Clearance requirements are mandated by FERC.
Keywordsaluminum conductor; stranded aluminum conductors; electrical conductor; stress; strain; creep
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