Masters Theses


"The main purpose of this research is to study the insulation parameters of PVC insulated two-conductor cable, which is similar to the cables used in aircraft for electrical control purposes. It should be noted that these cables are not subject to high voltages or currents. The insulation resistance, capacitance and dissipation factor of the cable are the parameters that were studied during the research. These parameters were initially studied at various combinations of temperature and humidity possible using the environmental chamber, to determine their behavior at different environmental conditions. Correction factors were calculated using the data collected. The cable was then subjected to accelerated thermal aging in periodic cycles and data for the insulation parameters of interest were collected at different combinations of temperature and relative humidity. The correction factors were then applied to these readings to correct them to a base temperature and relative humidity. The results showed that dissipation factor curve exhibited an upward trend with aging"--Abstract, page iii.


Stanek, Keith

Committee Member(s)

Anderson, Max Darwin
Miller, Ann K.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Summer 2002


ix, 46 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 45).


© 2002 Shalini Kamblimoole Bhat, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Restricted Access

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Subject Headings

Electric cables
Electric insulators and insulation -- Stress corrosion

Thesis Number

T 8122

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