Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Advisor

Hackam, R.


Engineering, Electronics and Electrical.




Polymeric materials have been increasingly used as electrical insulation since 1960's, partly as a result of more and more new materials are being invented. Compared with historically traditional insulation materials such as porcelain and glass, aging performance is a big concern for polymeric insulation materials. Three most commonly used solid polymeric materials: polyvinyl chloride, epoxy resin and high temperature vulcanized silicone rubber were selected as the test objects in the study leading to this thesis. The aging characteristics for the three materials were revealed by experiments following elaborated test procedures. Variety of experimental methods for evaluating the aging characteristics of polymeric materials used for electrical insulation, which may be used to study other polymeric materials, have been presented in the thesis. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2000 .Z52. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 39-02, page: 0570. Adviser: R. Hackam. Thesis (M.A.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2000.