Technical consideration and impact of converting overhead power lines to underground power cables

Al-Khalidi, Hassan (2009) Technical consideration and impact of converting overhead power lines to underground power cables. PhD thesis, Victoria University.


In the modern era, overhead transmission lines become irrelevant in the development of new cities as underground cables become mandatory. Nonetheless, it is crucial to understand overhead line technology in order to model the next generation of power networks, as most of the power networks still comprise overhead lines. This field of study was exposed to methodical and thorough research; there is a common perspective which is shared amongst multinational power engineers and researchers, that underground transmission cabling bestows mammoth improvements & benefits when compared to its predecessor technology of overhead lines. However, the overhead technology is still dominating and is in use all over the world. A comprehensive overview of the overhead power network along with its structure was dedicatedly elaborated on. For decades, power has been transmitted via a relatively low cost medium, commonly known as overhead lines. Since then, substantial transformations have been occurring to improve the reliability of overhead networks. A load flow technique is often employed to analyse and design an improved overhead power network. An overview of overhead power networks has also been extensively further explored in this research. Various conductors used in overhead lines have also been discussed.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Keywords underground power cables, overhead power lines, electricity supply, power networks
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