Advisor

Grzybowski, Stanislaw

Committee Member

Schulz, Noel

Committee Member

Koshka, Yaraslov

Date of Degree

1-1-2004

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Abstract

Electrical and electronic device insulation systems experience multiple stresses while in service. Insulation design engineers usually make attempts to study the behavior of insulation under multiple stresses to keep the size and weight of the electrical insulation at a minimum. In this thesis, magnet wire insulation properties under multiple stresses are studied. Magnet wires are used for insulation in transformers, flyback transformers, solenoids, sensors, motors, adjustable speed drives etc. The magnet wire insulation under study in this work is micrometers thick, yet they are expected to provide high breakdown strength, good windability, and resistance to moisture. Accelerated life tests are performed on two different AWG 43 magnet wires. Combined Weibull Electrical-Thermal life models and Electrical-Thermal-Frequency life models were successfully verified in this work. The statistical information like lifetime characteristics, probability of failures, and lifetime percentiles determined for the two different magnet wire insulation is helpful for a better understanding of their insulation properties.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/19782

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