Green Book N.4

05 April 2018

Modelling of Vibrations of Overhead Line Conductors


The Technical Brochures subseries of the CIGRE/Springer Green books offers simply the state of art in power engineering. It publishes exclusive selected guidelines, recommendations, state of the art reports and best practices, as indispensable knowledge source to professionals.

CIGRE’s Study Committees compile their technical experience in these short and concise brochures. They represent the expertise of the best power systems experts around the globe.



This brochure offers numerical models of wind-induced aeolian vibrations and sub-span oscillations of the conductors. It highlights what can be expected from numerical models regarding conductor vibrations.


Assessment of the aeolian vibration condition of particular lines, with conductors whose mechanical properties are poorly defined, or with special terrain conditions, may require field measurements;

Analytical methods based on the EBP and shaker-based technology can provide a useful tool to design damping systems for the protection of single conductors against aeolian vibrations

This work reports the state of the art for professionals regarding aeolian vibrations and subspan oscillations modelling.


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