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dc.contributor.authorVerma, Manishen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:40:56Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:40:56Z
dc.date.issued2009-06-29en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-06302009-140015en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/33841
dc.description.abstractDistribution systems across most parts of the globe are highly radial in nature. As loads are gradually increased on a particular distribution system, a higher operating current state leading to increased fault current levels is attained. Hence, the relay co-ordination is disturbed and equipments such as feeders and circuit breakers need to be replaced with higher rating so that they can handle the new currents often leading to expensive retrofit costs. The use of fault current limiter (FCL) is proposed to mitigate the effects of high current levels on a distribution system. A comprehensive and up-to-date literature review of FCL technologies is presented. Detailed efforts of an in-house developed behavioral superconducting FCL model are delineated, including FCL control algorithm and its implementation in PSCAD®/EMTDC environment. Results from simulation studies are investigated and compared to an actual FCL commissioned by Z-energy to highlight the effectiveness of a generic model without having to access proprietary details. Extending those concepts, a solid-state and hybrid type of limiter is also modeled and it results discussed. Finally, an impact assessment is conducted on the distribution protection scheme, due to the FCL being inserted and subsequently operated in the distribution system.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartThesisMasterManishVerma.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectdistribution systemen_US
dc.subjecthybriden_US
dc.subjectsolid stateen_US
dc.subjectPSCADen_US
dc.subjectsuperconductingen_US
dc.subjectFault currenten_US
dc.titleA comprehensive overview, behavioral model and simulation of a Fault Current Limiteren_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairCenteno, Virgilio A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDe La Ree Lopez, Jaimeen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLiu, Yiluen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-06302009-140015/en_US
dc.date.sdate2009-06-30en_US
dc.date.rdate2009-07-09
dc.date.adate2009-07-09en_US


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