A Practical Approach to Model a Cable with Nonlinear Material Characteristics

Amir Ganjavi*, Firuz Zare, Dinesh Kumar, Amin Abbosh, Bialkowski Konstanty, Pooya Davari

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This paper proposes a practical method to model
the Common-Mode (CM) impedance of power cable in Finite
Element Analysis (FEA) software. The proposed approach utilizes
a reverse-engineering method to estimate the frequency dependent
characteristics of the cable materials. Accordingly,
two experimental measurements are proposed to calculate the
parameters of the cable assumed from a basic lumped-π model.
Then the material specifications of the cable PVC are estimated in
the FEA software. The results verify that the the proposed model
can predict the CM impedance of the cable with a great accuracy
in a wide frequency range. This approach is highly practical and
convenient, which can be readily extended to different kinds of
power cables, ensuring high accuracy at a wide frequency range.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE 19th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference (PEMC)
Publication date2021
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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