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CMagnetico has been a project aimed to develop a software user friendly interface to calculate the magnetic induction field produced by power transmission lines. It consisted of three modules for inputting the power line geometric /geographic relevant data, for calculating the space distribution of the magnetic field data around the line and for visualizing the results on the computer monitor as color maps or conventional 2D graphs and, in case, saving them in Excel format. The application ran on a Windows platform and was developed in Visual Basic. The calculations were accomplished by means of a dynamic link library (dll) written in C. The application was distributed on installation diskettes. It was maintained until Windows XP operative system version. The data produced by the application were later also inserted in a geographic database Arcgis which was used by Comune di Trento for evaluating the urban impact of potentially dangerous magnetic field values for inhabitants living around power line tracts. The application was also used by some Agenzia Protezione Ambiente in Northern Italy to study the magnetic field distribution from power lines. The software application CMagnetico was commited by Provincia Autonoma di Trento, Agenzia Protezione Ambiente. The application is currently no more maintained.


The project goal was to develop an application useful for environmental operators with limited computational resources, enabling them to fairly quickly getting prediction data of the medium/large scale impact of the magnetic fields from electric power lines without the need of intensive and expensive measurement campaigns.

Saturday, 1 January, 2011 to Saturday, 31 December, 2011

Alessandro Bozzoli
Alessandro Vaccari

Provincia Autonoma di Trento, Agenzia Protezione Ambiente.