electrical connections
- cables & bus bars
design > analyse > optimize

The analysis of cables, lines and bus bars involves several physical domains and constraints such as magnetic, electric, thermal and power networks fields. CEDRAT provides software solutions for in-depth analysis of cables, lines and bus bars.

CEDRAT design software solutions for cables & bus bars

Flux: 2D and 3D thermal & electromagnetic FEM analysis

InCa3D: 3D non-magnetic interconnections modelling based on PEEC method

Numerous electrical connections applications

  • Power Networks: Transmission and distribution systems, Substations, Lightning studies…
  • Thermal: Heating based on skin effect, Thermal networks, Thermal conditions in submarine cables…
  • Magnetic: Radiated field, Magnetic field, Power system quality, Skin and proximity effects …
  • Electric: Breakdown electric field, Current sharing, Over-voltages…

Cables & bus bars domains of application

Power networks, T& D, Transportation, Offshore / Onshore transportation, Research Institutes, Telecom…

Study the influence of various parameters of design

Flux: Magnetic quantities to ensure the nominal power, Electric quantities to ensure the breakdown electric field, Thermal quantities to check temperature rise…

InCa3D: Balance currents distribution, Minimize losses, Characterize magnetic flux emitted, Limit or at least predict voltage drops… 

Analysis outputs

Flux: Temperature distribution over the cable cross-section, Flux density and eddy current distribution versus frequency or current, Power losses, Parameters calculation, Electric field and potential

InCa3D: Impedance characterization, Current distribution in cabling structures, Losses in conductors, Magnetic flux density inside and outside the structure, Laplace forces on conductors

Advantages of our software for the design of cables & bus bars

Flux: Precise and economic mapped mesh generators (eddy currents distributions in the skin depth), Electric circuit coupling, Easy multi parametric studies…

InCa3D: Ultra fast computation thanks to PEEC formulation, No meshing of the surrounding air, Advanced mesh algorithms, Adapted geometry construction tools, Easy parameterization

Our customer references for cables & bus bars

ABB, Alstom, General Electric, Hydro-Quebec, Vestas, Gamesa, Cesi, EDF, Ericsson, Nexans, Powergrid Singapore, Silec Cable, G2ELab, University Kiel, BHEL, Schneider Electric, Sagem, Siemens…