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Wire bundles are widely used in several application areas. As an example, avionic or automotive electronic devices and apparatus are often linked by bundles with tens to hundreds of wires. These bundles are characterized by random twists and displacements of single wires within the cross-section, thus forming random nonuniform transmission lines. A deterministic approach for the modeling and simulation of propagation, crosstalk, and field coupling of such structures is therefore not adequate. A statistical approach is certainly more suitable. Our research activities focused on several aspects in the framework of statistical characterization of wire bundles. Fractal theory has been applied for the geometrical modeling of the random wire cross section. This approach combined with statistical prediction methods allowed to derive several results on crosstalk and field coupling.