Cable Sizing and Its Effect on Thermal and Ampacity Values in Underground Power Distribution

Obinna E. Igwe
2016
Over the past decade, underground power distribution has become increasingly popular due to its reliability, safety, aesthetic characteristics, as well as the ever increasing focus on the environmental impacts of the various stages of power generation and distribution. With the technological advances in this area, the process of running these cables have become more economical and efficient. This thesis explores the practice of grouping multiple three phase cables in a common conduit, using the
more » ... duct bank process, and analyzes the thermal and ampacity consequences on the individual lines. This analysis is done in an effort to better define and understand the various limitations of the practice and explore future possibilities in its expansion.
doi:10.13023/etd.2016.195 fatcat:5n3b4qn33je3rgtmw2agvr7qjm