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Experimental and Numerical Study of the Key Non-Dimensional Geometrical Parameters on the Noise Level of Dry-Type Cast Resin Transformers

Mahdi Soltanmohammadi1, Vahid Monfared2,*

1 Department of Technical Office, Iran Transfo Co., Zanjan, Iran
2 Young Researchers and Elite Club, Zanjan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Zanjan, Iran

* Corresponding Author: Vahid Monfared. Email: email.

Sound & Vibration 2019, 53(5), 177-198.


Dry-Type Cast Resin Distribution Transformers (CRT) is the secondgeneration of air-cooled distribution transformers where oil is replaced by resin for electrical insulation. CRT transformers may installed indoor adjacent to or near residential areas since they are clean and safe comparing to the conventional transformers. But, as it is obvious, noise discrepancy is intrinsically accompanied with all types of transformers and is inevitable for CRT transformers too. Minimization of noise level caused by such these transformers has biological and ergonomic importance. As it is known the core of transformers is the main source of the noise generation. In this paper, experimental and numerical investigation is implemented for a large number of fabricated CRT transformers in IT Co (Iran Transfo Company) to evaluate the effective geometrical parameters of the core on the overall sound level of transformers. Noise Level of each sample is measured according to criteria of IEC60651 and is reported in units of Decibel (dB). Numerical simulation is done using noncommercial version of ANSYS Workbench software to extract first six natural frequencies and mode shapes of CRT cores which is reported in units of Hz. Three novel non-dimensional variables for geometry of the transformer core are introduced. Both experimental and numerical results show approximately similar response to these variables. Correlation between natural frequencies and noise level is evaluated statistically. Pearson factor shows that there is a robust conjunction between first two natural frequencies and noise level of CRTs. Results show that noise level decreases as the two first natural frequencies increases and vice versa, noise level increases as the two natural frequencies of the core decreases. Finally the noise level decomposed to two parts.


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Soltanmohammadi, M., Monfared, V. (2019). Experimental and Numerical Study of the Key Non-Dimensional Geometrical Parameters on the Noise Level of Dry-Type Cast Resin Transformers. Sound & Vibration, 53(5), 177–198.

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