ARC fault in a closed container : CFD simulations and experimental tests on representative simple geometries

Pontelandolfo, Piero (School of Engineering, Architecture and Landscape (hepia), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Greco, Davide (School of Engineering, Architecture and Landscape (hepia), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Felberbaum, Laurent (Sécheron SA, Geneva, Switzerland) ; Twapiah, Ghalib (Sécheron SA, Geneva, Switzerland) ; Putzu, Roberto (School of Engineering, Architecture and Landscape (hepia), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland)

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) calculations of electrical arc fault in a closed encapsulation are here compared with experimental data. The scope of the work is to understand the aerodynamic phenomena occurring when an electrical arc appears between two electrodes. The investigation focuses on both fixed and moving arc. The CFD analysis is used to identify the aerodynamic characteristics inside the encapsulation. A dedicated apparatus is designed and built to perform experimental tests.


Conference Type:
short paper
Faculty:
Ingénierie et Architecture
School:
HEPIA - Genève
Institute:
inSTI - Institut des Sciences et Technologies industrielles
Publisher:
Orléans, France, 6-11 July 2014
Date:
2014-07
Orléans, France
6-11 July 2014
Pagination:
4 p.
Published in:
Proceedings of 20th international conference on gas discharges and their applications, 6-11 July 2014, Orléans, France
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