Magnetic Field Exposures due to Underground Power Cables: A Simulation Study

Ateş K., CARLAK H. F., ÖZEN Ş.

2nd World Congress on Electrical Engineering and Computer Systems and Science (EECSS'16), Budapeste, Hungary, 16 - 17 August 2016

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Budapeste
  • Country: Hungary
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes



In urban areas, underground power cable utilizations have been increasing dramatically due to increasing energy demand. However, the magnetic fields around the underground power cables may cause harmful effects on human health. In this study, the induced magnetic field strengths and current densities caused by underground cables on a human body model are presented. The analytical and simulation studies are implemented using a two-dimensional cylindrical model. Magnetic flux and induced current density levels are obtained for the realistic body model. Results are evaluated according to the magnetic field exposure limits and standards for the body tissue. The solution proposals and techniques for the magnetic field mitigation are presented on behalf of the human health.