Introduction to Topology Optimization for the Design of High Voltage Insulators


Balaji Sriram
Harivinay Varadaraju
Nandini Gupta


High Voltage insulators play a vital role in power transmission systems and are subjected to combined electrical, mechanical, and thermal stress. Common design strategies for HV insulators involve semi-analytical methods and Finite Element Analyses (FEA) to arrive at designs that meet the required design and manufacturing criteria. Topology Optimization (TO) is a design strategy widely adopted to minimize the weight and volume of the design while retaining its performance. In this work, we propose a modification to the traditional TO process to maximize the combined electrical and structural performance of HV insulators. This modification incorporates electric field considerations into the T.O. process.


How to Cite
Sriram, B. ., Varadaraju, H. ., & Gupta, N. . (2024). Introduction to Topology Optimization for the Design of High Voltage Insulators. Power Research - A Journal of CPRI, 19(2), 87–92.


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