Enhanced earth grid performance by improved conductor properties
Datta, Amit Jyoti (2015) Enhanced earth grid performance by improved conductor properties. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.
Encroaching built environment with increased fault current levels is demanding a robust design approach and prolonged improved performance of the earth grid. With this in mind, the aim of the project was to perform a sensitivity analysis of the earth grid and an earthing performance evaluation with graphene coated conductors. Subsequent to these, a conceptual design to continuously monitor the performance of the earth grid was developed. In this study, earth grid design standards were compared to evaluate their appropriate use in determining the safety condition. A process to grow a thin film of graphene on the surface of cylindrical copper rods was developed to evaluate earthing performance in terms of conductivity and corrosion susceptibility.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)|
|Supervisor:||Taylor, Richard, Ledwich, Gerard, & Will, Geoffrey|
|Keywords:||Touch potential, Step potential, Soil resistivity, Graphene, Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, Current injection test|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||09 Oct 2015 05:29|
|Last Modified:||09 Oct 2015 05:29|
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