Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

824

Date

2013

Date of Award

4-29-2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Electrical and Computer Engr

Concentration

Electrical Engineering

Committee Chair

Mohd. Hasan Ali

Committee Member

Russell Jerry Deaton

Committee Member

Thomas Edgar Wyatt

Abstract

This thesis proposes the coordinated operation of optimal reclosing of circuit breakers and superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) for enhancing the transient stability of a multi-machine power system. Transient stability performance of the combined operation of optimal reclosing of circuit breakers and SFCL is compared with that of the combined operation of conventional reclosing of circuit breakers and SFCL. Moreover, to see the effectiveness of SFCL in improving the transient stability, its performance is compared with the static var compensator (SVC). Simulation results in Matlab/Simulink environment for permanent balanced and unbalanced faults at different points in the system indicate that the proposed combination of optimal reclosing of circuit breakers and SFCL/SVC can enhance the transient stability of the system well than the combined operation of conventional reclosing of circuit breakers and SFCL/SVC. Furthermore, the SFCL performs better than the SVC for the same operating conditions of the system.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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