Energy Cable Systems

Energy Cable Systems

Term: Winter

Language: English (German if requested by the auditorium)

According to our university rules the lectures will be taught digitally. Further information on the digital setup is coming soon.


Dear students,

all exams have already been reviewed and the grades should be visible in TUCaN shortly.

If you wish to take part in an exam review please contact us to determine a suitable appointment.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us via email!

Stay safe and kind regards

Tobias Trautmann


Exam Winter term 2019/20:

Date: 20.06.2020

Time: 08:00 – 09:30 o'clock

Duration: 90 minutes

Room: S306 / 053

Topics: Everything from the lecture slides which are available for download (see below)


  • Introduction: application, history, transmission, system behaviour
  • Cable design: materials, requirements, design criteriae
  • Cable manufacturing: conductors, extrusion, shield, sheath, reinforcement
  • Quality requirements and testing: routine-, type and long term test, ISO 9001, standards, aging, endurance
  • Cable accessories: joints, terminations, materials, field grading systems, conductor connections
  • Cable systems: ampacity rating, mechanical requirements, induced voltage, short circuit requirements, transient stresses, installation techniques
  • Design and operation: route planning, laying, commissioning, monitoring, maintenance
  • Future trends: high-temperature superconductivity, submarine cables, DC cables, forced cooling, GIL

Dates of the lecture in WS 2019/2020

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