Cable Tutorial Series

Application ID: 43431

In this set of six tutorial models and associated documentation, you can investigate the capacitive, inductive, and thermal properties of a standard three-core lead-sheathed cross-linked polyethylene, high-voltage alternating current (XLPE HVAC) submarine cable (500 mm2, 220 kV). The series is intended both for experts looking to get up to speed on how to model such applications in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software and students and engineers interested in the electromagnetic phenomena associated with cables and how they can be modeled.

The series starts by going over the fundamental principles of the physics involved and then increases in complexity based on additional physical factors and behavior that could be considered. Apart from discussing electromagnetic modeling in relation to cables — such as charging currents, bonding types, armor twists, and temperature dependency — a lot of attention is also given to modeling electromagnetism and the methods involved.

A summary of the tutorial series can be found in this blog post: "Modeling Cables in COMSOL Multiphysics®: 6-Part Tutorial Series".

You can also learn more about modeling cable systems by watching this archived webinar.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: