Modelling the Pressure Profile for Optical Cables in Ducts

Almar Snippe, Onno R. Bresser, Sipke Hoekstra, Willem Griffioen

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The longitudinal pressure profile is an important parameter when calculating the correct blowing force during the process of installing optical fiber cables using the viscous flow of air. This paper presents a model of the pressure inside the duct that contains a moving cable. This new model of the pressure profile is used to calculate the blowing force and the force build-up in the cable more accurately. Therefore, the estimation accuracy and reliability of the maximum installation length of optical fibers is increased.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 62nd International Wire & Cable Symposium (IWCS 2013)
Place of PublicationCharlotte, NC
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2013
Event62nd International Wire & Cable Symposium, IWCS 2013 - Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, United States
Duration: 11 Nov 201313 Nov 2013
Conference number: 62


Conference62nd International Wire & Cable Symposium, IWCS 2013
Abbreviated titleIWCS
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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