Research and Development
WestPower Energy Consulting believes in being competitive. We strive to remain on the forefront of research an development and maintain our leading-edge in technological innovation related to our services and designs. Our sustained R&D efforts embodied in an outstanding team of highly motivated staff, provides a tangible value added to our clients. Among different area of research in Energy we have focused in Transmission Line Analysis and Seismic Engineering. Our state of the art research has revealed and uncovered several important and interesting behaviors of transmission line under dynamic loading such as gusty winds, impact load, or ground excitation.
The followings are some of the recent publications of our Transmission Line team research.
- Fluid-structure interaction load model for dynamic analysis of overhead transmission lines subjected to glaze icing and gusty winds (Sixth M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid & Solid Mechanics, June 15-17 June, 2011, MIT, USA)
- Computational study of surface roughness and ice accumulation effects on wind loading of overhead line conductors(International Review of Civil Engineering 2(2): 207-214)
- On computational modeling of interactive wind and icing effects on overhead line conductors (The 14th International workshop on atmospheric icing of structures , 8-13 May 2011 Chongqing, China)
- Dynamic analysis of an overhead transmission line subject to gusty wind loading predicted by wind-conductor interaction.” Computers & Structures, Manuscript number: CAS-D-12-00549, submitted on June 20th 2012.
- On the Influence of Wind-Conductor Interactions in Stress Analysis of Overhead Transmission Line Towers (Advances in Wind and Structures (AWAS 12), Seoul, South Korea, August 26-29, 2012)
- A Fluid Structure Interaction-Based wind load model for dynamic analysis of overhead Transmission Line (9th International Symposium on Cable Dynamics 18-20 October 2011, Shanghai (China)
- Advances in wind load modeling on overhead transmission lines. 2012 CIGRÉ Canada (International Council on Large Electric Systems), 24-26 September 2012, Montreal, Canada: 166
- A simplified procedure for modeling gusty wind effects on overhead transmission lines using CFD (IX International Conference on Structural Dynamic, 30th June - 2nd July 2014, Porto, Portugal)