A comprehensive overview, behavioral model and simulation of a Fault Current Limiter

dc.contributor.authorVerma, Manishen
dc.contributor.committeechairCenteno, Virgilio A.en
dc.contributor.committeememberDe La Ree, Jaimeen
dc.contributor.committeememberLiu, Yiluen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:40:56Zen
dc.date.adate2009-07-09en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:40:56Zen
dc.date.issued2009-06-29en
dc.date.rdate2009-07-09en
dc.date.sdate2009-06-30en
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
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.identifier.otheretd-06302009-140015en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-06302009-140015/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/33841en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartThesisMasterManishVerma.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectdistribution systemen
dc.subjecthybriden
dc.subjectsolid stateen
dc.subjectPSCADen
dc.subjectsuperconductingen
dc.subjectFault currenten
dc.titleA comprehensive overview, behavioral model and simulation of a Fault Current Limiteren
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical and Computer Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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