Experimental Validation of a Heat Transfer Model in Underground Power Cable Systems

Paweł Ocłoń, Janusz Pobędza, Paweł Walczak, Piotr Cisek, Andrea Vallati
2020 Energies  
This paper presents the laboratory test stand that is used for experimental validation of underground power cable system models. Determination of temperature distribution in the vicinity of the cable is the main goal of the study. The paper considers a system of three power cables, situated in the in-line arrangement, and buried in sand. Three electrical heaters of special construction are used in order to simulate the heat flux that is generated in the power cables during their operation. The
more » ... eir operation. The test stand is designed to be placed in a thermoclimatic chamber, which allows testing the system in various thermal conditions when the ambient temperature changes by 20 °C to 30 °C. Numerical computations of the steady-state temperature fields are performed using the finite element method.
doi:10.3390/en13071747 fatcat:p4yzjeikfrbnzb4hp2vpc5h3tm