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Mathematical simulation and stress analysis of the underwater cable exposed to mechanical action

Published: 30.03.2024

Authors: Enes A.Z.

Published in issue: #3(147)/2024

DOI: 10.18698/2308-6033-2024-3-2340

Category: Mechanics | Chapter: Mechanics of Deformable Solid Body

The paper considers models of operation of the underwater cable systems made of polyvinyl chloride, which are playing an important role in ensuring the uninterrupted power supply. Due to their operation conditions, submarine cables are exposed to various external actions, such as underwater currents and geological processes, leading to the cables’ suspension. The objective of this work lies in developing models to analyze cable damage and improve reliability of the underwater communication systems. The work used the finite element models created applying the COMSOL software package to study the stress-strain state. It also proposes measures to protect the suspended cables and theoretical study of their efficiency based on the finite element method. In our opinion, study results could make it possible to take measures in minimizing the risk of damage and improving the cable infrastructure safety.


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