Buried Cables Heating
Application ID: 78351
This model evaluates the temperature distribution in 3 buried cables in a situation where the soil surface temperature is known. The temperature profile obtained with a thermal circuit approach for the cables is compared with a FEM approach. The thermal circuit properties are established using standard representation of buried cables under the Kennelly assumption (uniform soil surface temperature). The superposition principle is used to determine the mutual heating of cables in order to improve the equivalent thermal circuit accuracy.
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