Robust, Safe and Reliable Switchgear Design with Multi-Physics Simulations

In this blog, an electro-thermal simulation is summarized which was applied to a load break switch under steady state conditions with CO2 gas as the insulating medium. Increased temperature has adverse effects on the aging and performance of the equipment. Such numerical simulations can be applied to other power equipment, such as transformers, and extended to include establishing dielectric breakdown risk and structural integrity.