Energy Cable Systems

Energy Cable Systems

Term: Winter

Language: English (German if requested by the auditorium)


Dear students,

the University has shifted the exam to

Saturday, 20th of June 2020.

We will offer a repetitorium/consultation on:

Monday, 8th of June 2020

09:00 – 13:00 in room S310 201

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

Stay safe and kind regards

Rashid Hussain


Exam Winter term 2019/20:

Date: 30.03.2020

Time: 08:00 – 09:30 o'clock

Duration: 90 minutes

Room: S306 / 051

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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