Thermal analysis of power cables

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2007
Güven, Oytun
This thesis investigates temperature distribution and hence heat dissipation of buried power cables. Heat dissipation analysis of a simple practical application and the parameters that affect the heat dissipation are discussed. In analyzing temperature distribution in the surrounding medium , a computer program is developed which is based on gauss-seidel iteration technique. This method is applied to a sample test system and heat dissipation curves for several parameters are obtained. Also, current carrying capacities of various types of cables are determined using dissipated heat values.

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O. Güven, “Thermal analysis of power cables,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2007.