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Modelling and Simulation of Inductive Fault Current Limiters

Pina, João and Pereira, Pedro and Pronto, A. Gonçalves and Arsénio, Pedro and Silva, Tiago (2012) Modelling and Simulation of Inductive Fault Current Limiters. Physics Procedia, 36, pp. 1248-1253. ISSN 1875-3892. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.phpro.2012.06.284.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.phpro.2012.06.284

Abstract

Inductive superconducting fault current limiters have already demonstrated their technical viability in electrical networks. Its architecture and robustness make them potentially adequate for distribution networks, and this type of devices is considered as an enabling technology for the advent of embedded generation with renewable energy sources. In order to promote the growth and maturity of these superconducting technologies, fast design tools must be developed, allowing simulating devices with different materials in grids with diverse characteristics. This work presents advances in the development of such tool, which, at present stage, is an effective alternative to software simulations by finite elements methods, reducing dramatically computation time. The algorithms are now compared with experimental results from a laboratory scale prototype, showing the need to refine them.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:WOS:000314403400223
Divisions:Centre of Technology and Systems 2007-2010 > CTS0710-B Industrial/Manufacturing Systems and Energy Efficiency > CTS0710-B1 Energy
Departamento de Engenharia Electrotécnica > Electrotecnia e Máquinas Eléctricas
Departamento de Engenharia Electrotécnica 2010 > DEE2010-B Energia e Sistemas > DEE2010-B1 Energia
ID Code:5102
Deposited By:MSc. Pedro Miguel Ribeiro Pereira
Deposited On:21 Nov 2012 12:15
Last Modified:08 Oct 2013 12:27

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