Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

832

Author

Arnab Banik

Date

2013

Date of Award

4-22-2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Electrical and Computer Engr

Concentration

Electrical Engineering

Committee Chair

Mohd. Hasan Ali

Committee Member

John Hochstein

Committee Member

Thomas Edgar Wyatt

Abstract

Wind generator systems have stability problems during network faults. The superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) has the ability to prevent the magnitude of short-circuit current from increasing. This work proposes the SFCL device to enhance the voltage stability of a fixed-speed wind generator system.In this work the performance of SFCL is compared to that of the thyristor switched capacitor (TSC) method and the pitch control method. The comparison is done in terms of voltage stability enhancement, controller complexity and cost. The effectiveness of the proposed methodology is tested considering permanent and temporary, balanced and unbalanced faults in the power system model consisting of a wind generator and a synchronous generator.From the simulation results it is evident that performance of SFCL is better. On comparison it can be concluded that SFCL performs better when compared to TSC or pitch control method. Simulations are performed through Matlab/Simulink software.

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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