Wave propagation on power cables with special regard to metallic screen design

R. Papazyan*, P. Pettersson, D. Pommerenke

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The high frequency properties of coaxial power cables are modeled using time- and frequency-domain numerical simulations. This is required due to the complex helical structure of the outer metallic screen. The finite element (FEM) and finite difference time domain methods (FDTD) have been employed to study the effect of screen spiralization. It is established that this screen design causes a dependence of the cable high frequency characteristics on the surrounding medium. Analytical model based on modal analysis of wave propagation in coaxial cables confirms the numerical observations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-416
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Attenuation measurement
  • Coaxial transmission lines
  • Electromagnetic coupling
  • FDTD methods
  • Finite element methods
  • Helices
  • Power cable shielding
  • Velocity measurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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