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Finite Volume Simulation – Rejuvenation of Power Cable

March 17, 2011

Finite Volume Simulation of Cable over 40 years. The cable is an unjacketed 15kV (175 mils of XLPE, a 1/0 concentric stranded conductor buried in mesic soil and lightly loaded. The method for performing this simulation is protected by U.S. Patent 7,643,977. The simulation simultaneously solves the chemical reaction kinetics and the permeation dynamics. The model has demonstrate robust soltions which are within 5% of experimentally measured values.