Bundles conductor oscillations
Bundle conductors came in use in the late 1950s. Several failures occurred since the causes of wind induced oscillations were not well understood. The specific setup used in this research reproduces a two-conductor bundle with flexible cables and allows different horizontal and vertical spacing. The setup has a relevant aspect ratio L/D of about 250. A considerable amount of wind tunnel data has been produced to develop and tune numerical models that simulate cable dynamics.
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