Development of software for calculating electromagnetic fields near power lines

Lei Xiao, Keith Holbert

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Abstract

The high voltage transmission and distribution lines are a source of electromagnetic fields, which may produce adverse effects on humans. Consequently, the magnitudes of the electric and magnetic fields are of increasing interest in a variety of situations, thus making it worthwhile to develop generalpurpose software that estimates both the electric and magnetic fields generated by power lines accurately. This paper deals with the simulations of the electric and magnetic fields under 500 kV lines. The simulations are carried out by Matlab for a horizontal conductor arrangement under balanced and unbalanced conditions, and for a vertical conductor arrangement. The results are compared with the IEEE standard for safety levels with respect to human exposure to electromagnetic fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479959044
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 21 2014
Event2014 North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2014 - Pullman, United States
Duration: Sep 7 2014Sep 9 2014

Publication series

Name2014 North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2014

Other

Other2014 North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2014
CountryUnited States
CityPullman
Period9/7/149/9/14

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Keywords

  • charge simulation methods
  • electric field
  • magnetic field
  • transmission lines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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Xiao, L., & Holbert, K. (2014). Development of software for calculating electromagnetic fields near power lines. In 2014 North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2014 [6965378] (2014 North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2014). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/NAPS.2014.6965378