New high- and medium-voltage cables designed by simulation with jacket and shield thicknesses that are more resistant to impact and torsion.

The CATESIM project uses advanced numerical simulation techniques to model the contacts between the cable layers and the non-linear behaviour of new materials. Modelling has made it possible to design cables resistant to the plastic collapse of the shield when reeling and installing the cable, guaranteeing their watertightness and high resistance.

The project, led by General Cable, included the participation of the Eurecat Modelling and Simulation Unit, which addressed the complexity of the calculation, and challenges such as modelling of details of cable layers to the large scale of the cable storage reel or non-linear behaviour of new materials.

In order to overcome these difficulties, Eurecat has implemented complex calculation abstractions which, together with supercomputing hardware resources, have made it possible to obtain optimum results within assumable calculation times within standard design time frames.

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CATESIM – New high and medium voltage cables designed by simulation

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Project financed by the MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, INNOVATION AND UNIVERSITIES and by the European Union, within the framework of the call Retos-Collaboration of the State Program of Research, Development and Innovation Oriented to the Challenges of Society, within the State Research Plan Scientific and Technical and Innovation 2013-2016, with the main objective of promoting technological development, innovation and quality research.