Annales des telecommunications-annals of telecommunications vol:56 issue:9-10 pages:560-568
The construction of an entire optical access networks for connected customers requires the mastery of optical fibre cable installation. We are interested in the pushing process in urban areas and the understanding of the global behaviour during this process and the estimation of the pushing force before laying are important. The work of Griffioen  and Buler  were used to develop software (taking into account friction and cable rigidity), including some improvements coming from it collaboration between France Telecom R&D Lannion and the LM2S. To go further in this process, in the first part of our work. we will work without buckling phenomena, that will be included in our modelisation in the second part of this paper In order to validate our modelisation, comparison will he made between finite element simulations and experimental results obtained on it life-sized bench at France Telecom R&D Lannion.