Internship – Development of an application for modeling the thermal transfer in high voltage power cables

SuperGrid Institute

Posted 4 months ago

SuperGrid Institute brings together 180 employees, of 28 different nationalities who work together within a dynamic environment in the city of Lyon. As an independent research and innovation center, we are dedicated to developing technologies for the future power transmission system, the “supergrid”, including HVDC & MVDC technologies.

As a multi-disciplinary research center with advanced simulation capabilities & multiple test platforms, including numerous associated laboratories, SuperGrid Institute uses its comprehensive expertise to provide a wide range of services and solutions to support our customers in developing power systems, equipment and components. We specialize in system architecture and work on ensuring network security and stability while allowing for the integration of intermittent renewable energy sources. Find out more by visiting our website:

General Context

SuperGrid Institute is developing a system for remote temperature assessment of HVDC/HVAC power cables. The cable thermal model makes it possible to trace the temperature of the main conductor using the environment measured temperature. The conductor temperature is not accessible for measurement when the cable is energized. This internship subject consists of developing an application for calculating the temperature of the main conductor in steady state and transient conditions based on IEC standards.

Objectives / Missions

The intern mission is the development of an application for the calculation of temperatures in power cables in different environments (in the air, underground, submarine) and for different architecture of cables (single-phase, two-phase, three-phase).

The objectives of the internship are:

  • Identification of test cases to model in the application.
  • Development of the python code of the application.
  • Comparison of the analytical results with results obtained from numerical methods.
  • Writing the application documentation to facilitate maintenance.

Candidate Profile

  • Engineering/Master in computer science and numerical calculation
  • Deep knowledge of Python language
  • Interest in research and modeling activities
  • Autonomous and curious.
  • Good level of English

Other information

The application has to include the internship title, candidate name, CV and the most recent marks. Applications should be sent to the following address:

SuperGrid Institute is an equal opportunities employer. We respect and value the diversity of our employees, their backgrounds and their professional experience. We believe in equality and take affirmative action to ensure that discrimination has no place in our recruitment process nor our company.

Job Features

Job CategoryInternship
Contract TypeInternship
Duration6 months
Start Date2021

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