Advancement of analysis method for electromagnetic screening effect of mountain tunnel

Tamio Okutani, Nobuyuki Nakamura, Natsuki Terada, Mitsuyoshi Fukuda, Yutaka Tate, Satoshi Inada, Hidenori Itoh, Shinji Wakao

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Abstract

In this paper we report advancement of an analysis method for electromagnetic screening effect of mountain tunnel I with a multiple conductor circuit model. On A.C. electrified railways it is a great issue to manage the influence of electromagnetic induction caused by feeding circuits. Tunnels are said to have a screening effect to reduce the electromagnetic induction because a large amount of steel is used in the tunnels. But recently the screening effect is less expected because New Austrian Tunneling Method (NATM), in which the amount of steel used is less than in conventional methods, is adopted as the standard tunneling method for constructing mountain tunnels. So we measured and analyzed the actual screening effect of mountain tunnels constructed with NATM. In the process of the analysis we have advanced a method to analyze the screening effect more precisely. In this method we can adequately model tunnel structure as a part of multiple conductor circuit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-399+6
Journalieej transactions on industry applications
Volume127
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 1

Keywords

  • A.C. Electrification
  • Earth return circuit
  • Electromagnetic induction
  • Electromagnetic screening
  • Multiple conductor circuit
  • NATM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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