Cable modeling is important for a wide range of applications in the power & energy industry, but it can also be a challenging and computationally demanding area of study. In this video, you will learn how to perform cable analyses using the intuitive features in COMSOL Multiphysics® and the AC/DC Module.
We begin with a simplified model of a busbar for any new users of COMSOL Multiphysics® who may be watching, as it is a good example for getting acquainted with the software. Then, we demonstrate how to include capacitive, inductive, and thermal effects in a 2D cable model. Lastly, we go over how to model cables with twisted periodicity in 3D.
Next step: Check out the 8-part cable tutorial series.
Introduction (0:00) Agenda (1:47) Busbars (2:56) Joule Heating (3:59) Modeling Workflow (5:41) Magnetic Fields and Forces (14:52) Parameter Optimization (15:33) Cable Design (17:17) 2D Cable Tutorial Series (19:55) Specific Challenges (20:48) Bonding Types (28:49) The Coil Feature (31:05) The Cable Tutorial Series (35:52) Cables in 3D (36:29) Geometry and Meshing in 3D (37:37) Twisted Periodicity Coming to the Rescue (38:47) Conclusion (41:34)