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Analytical Evaluation of Sub-Sea ELF Electromagnetic Field Generated by Submarine Power Cables

By Giovanni Lucca
Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 56, 309-326, 2013


This paper presents analytical formulas, based on the "thin wire model", for calculating the ELF (Extremely Low Frequency) sub-sea electromagnetic field produced by a submarine power cable. Two different models are studied: the first and simpler one (already present in literature) is based on the infinite sea model while the second and more realistic one, that we propose, takes into account of the seabed presence with the sea considered having finite depth. The shielding effect produced by cable sheath and armouring is taken into account by means of suitable shielding factors. Some examples of application of the two models are shown and the relevant results are compared between them.


Giovanni Lucca, "Analytical Evaluation of Sub-Sea ELF Electromagnetic Field Generated by Submarine Power Cables," Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 56, 309-326, 2013.


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