Developed in collaboration with Manitoba-Hydro-International the CABLES™ suite analyzes irregular, asymmetrical and non-symmetrical transmission line structures and models consisting of long parallel wires, sheaths and insulation. CABLES™ solves electric line parameters such as capacitance, eddy currents and electric field strength. CABLES™ facilitates consideration of proximity effects when computing line and cable properties, providing the frequency dependent impedance matrices for the user. The results can be output to a proprietary file format used by PSCAD for importing cable properties or exported to a text data file for further analysis.

Visualize, Analyze, Optimize

CABLES™ provides outstanding visualization features for detailed analysis of electrical and electronic systems. Automated model creation using built-in API and Parametric Utilities combined with Self-Adaptive BEM and FEM solvers enable rapid optimization of designs.

The CABLES™ suite has been developed offering a modular approach, for customization and ease of use.

  • CABLES™ Basic - Electric Line Parameters Calculation
  • Electrostatic Module - Electric field strength, Force, Torque, Transmission line parameters and Capacitance
  • Eddy-Current Module - Magnetic field analysis, Induced voltages, Displacement current, Flux linkage, Induced voltage, Power, impedance and Currents.


  • Electrostatic Module -
    • Simulation of non-linear conductivity and permittivity
    • Ability to assign constant or non-uniform charge distributions to surfaces
    • Electrostatic force and torque calculations
    • Transmission line parameter and capacitance calculations
    • A variety of display forms for plotting scalar and vector field quantities including graphs, contour plots, arrow plots, profile plots, streamline plots and vector loci plots
  • Eddy-Current Module -
    • Intuitive and structured interface maximizes productivity for both experts and beginners
    • Ability to model voltage excitation and back EMF effects of coils and windings
    • Calculation of true AC resistance due to skin and proximity effects
    • Variety of refine wave forms available, such as sinusoidal sources with the DC offset and various square wave and triangular pulses
    • Solution of current induced in conductors and skin effect current impressed in conductors
    • Force, Torque, Flux linkage, Induced Voltage, Power, and Impedance Parameters
  • Common Features across the modules -
    • Transient, phasor and static analysis modes
    • Display forms for plotting scalar and vector field quantities include: graphs, contour plots, arrow plots, profile plots and vector loci plots
    • Data exportable to formatted files for integration with spreadsheets and other software packages
    • Batch function allows unattended solution of multiple files
    • Powerful parametric feature facilitates design optimization
White Papers:
Efficient Simulation of Electric Line Parameters for Cables by Dr. Doug Craigen, Team Leader (Testing and Benchmarking), October 2019

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