Electrical Degradation and Breakdown in Polymers (Materials) (Hardcover)

Electrical Degradation and Breakdown in Polymers (Materials) By L. A. Dissado, J. C. Fothergill, Gary Stevens (Editor) Cover Image

Electrical Degradation and Breakdown in Polymers (Materials) (Hardcover)


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Breakdown is fascinating to the scientist and frustrating to the engineer As well as advancing the scientific and engineering understanding of electrical degradation and breakdown in polymers, this book forms a comprehensive and international review of the state-of-the-art. Topics include: water and electrical treeing; charge transport; 'classical' and filamentary thermal, electromechanical, electronic and partial discharge breakdown models; the stochastic nature of breakdown and statistical characterisation techniques; and engineering considerations for breakdown testing and degradation assessment. The treatment presumes little prior knowledge but develops into an advanced understanding of new concepts such as the fractal-like nature of trees. Although the book is primarily aimed at scientists and engineers practising in the field, a broad introductory section has been included to cater for a wide audience including those new to the subject area. This comprises a description of the nature of the polymers, basic solid-state physics and an introduction to degradation and breakdown.

Product Details ISBN: 9780863411960
ISBN-10: 0863411967
Publisher: Institution of Engineering & Technology
Publication Date: June 30th, 1992
Pages: 620
Language: English
Series: Materials