School of Civil Engineering

Framework for Probabilistic Downburst Risk Assessment of Distributed Power Systems

Transmission towers and lines (TTLs) are the cornerstone of electrical power transmission and distribution systems. Their role is to act as the intermediate link for transporting and distributing electric power. High intensity wind event such as downbursts, are a significant challenge for the transmission line industry, as they generally govern structural design requirements for these networks, and they continue to cause regular failures, which have significant knock on effects for all of society.

In this research, the nature of downburst risk to TTLs is investigated and a probabilistic risk assessment framework for assessing downburst risk to distributed power networks will be proposed. The research will also use the observational wind data to improve the way downburst wind fields are modelled within such a framework.

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Thursday, 5 March 2020


Room 228
Molecular Biosciences Building (76)