Study on Breakdown Delay Characteristics Based on High-voltage Pulse Discharge in Water with Hydrostatic Pressure

  • D. Yan Taiyuan University of Technology
  • D.C. Bian Taiyuan University of Technology
  • F. Ren The University of Queensland
  • Z.Q. Yin Taiyuan University of Technology
  • J.C. Zhao Taiyuan University of Technology
  • S. Q. Niu Taiyuan University of Technology

Abstract

Significant breakdown delay occurs during high-voltage pulse discharge in water with hydrostatic pressure; this phenomenoncontributes to an assessment of the stability of discharge. Monitoring discharge effect is also an important approach in engineering.However, only a few studies have reported related influencing factors. This study established an equivalent circuitof a high-voltage pulse discharge based on gasification-ionization of plasma channels to study characteristics of high-voltagepulse discharge breakdown in water with high hydrostatic pressure. Simulation calculation of channel resistance was conductedusing experimental data under different hydrostatic pressure and voltage conditions. The discussions in this papercenter on the influencing mechanisms of hydrostatic pressure and voltage in breakdown delay. The results show that highervoltage leads to shorter breakdown delay. Equivalent resistance decreases with increasing voltage. High voltage can enhancethe degree of ionization in plasma channels, which accelerates the velocity of the ionization current, shortening breakdowndelay. Higher hydrostatic pressure results in longer breakdown delay. Equivalent resistance increases with increasing hydrostaticpressure. High hydrostatic pressure inhibits section areas of the plasma channel, slowing down the velocity ofthe ionization current and prolonging breakdown delay. This study provides theoretical guidance for monitoring analysis ofhigh-voltage pulse discharge in engineering and studies on breakdown delay characteristics in pulse discharges.

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Published
2017-07-21
How to Cite
YAN, D. et al. Study on Breakdown Delay Characteristics Based on High-voltage Pulse Discharge in Water with Hydrostatic Pressure. Journal of Power Technologies, [S.l.], v. 97, n. 2, p. 89--102, july 2017. ISSN 2083-4195. Available at: <https://papers.itc.pw.edu.pl/index.php/JPT/article/view/1111>. Date accessed: 22 oct. 2021.
Section
Energy Engineering and Technology

Keywords

High-voltage pulse discharge; Breakdown delay; Equivalent resistance; Voltage; Hydrostatic pressure

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