The electromagnetic interference caused by high voltage power lines along the electrical railway equipment

Moine El Hajji, Hassane Mahmoudi, Moussa Labbadi


The identification of risks linked to electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) in the electric railway is a major concern in identifying EMC problems and analyzing the unintentional various external disturbing sources as well as the probability of occurrence of interference, the level of interference along the railway system. The purpose of this analysis is to determine the electromagnetic interaction coupling generated by the high voltage (HV) lines located along the railway line by analyzing the voltage induced in the signaling transmission cables such as the European rail traffic management system/European train control system (ERTMS/ETCS) through the multi-conductor transmission line (MTL) theory which may have an impact on the transmitting information. Dubanton method and approximate calculation will be applied and simulated through COMSOL Multiphysics tool in order to analyze if the protection distance and coupling conditions are respected by the railway standards.


Electric railway; EMC; MTL Theory; Power transmission line; Signalization system

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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