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Analysis of Parameters Influence on the Characteristics of Thomson Coil Type Actuator of Arc Eliminator Using Adaptive Segmentation Equivalent Circuit Method

  • Li, Wei;Jeong, Young-Woo;Yoon, Hee-Sung;Koh, Chang-Seop
    • Journal of Electrical Engineering and Technology
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    • v.5 no.2
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    • pp.282-289
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    • 2010
  • A Thomson coil type actuator is applied as the driving unit in an arc eliminator system. To eliminate the arc efficiently, the speed of the actuator is required as fast as possible with certain limit of the exciting current. Therefore, the dynamic characteristics of the Thomson coil type actuator should be analyzed in an effective way. In this paper, a novel solving technique has been developed based on the equivalent circuit model which is set up by dividing the conducting plate into multi segments. To guarantee the calculation accuracy and improve the calculation efficiency, an adaptive refinement algorithm is suggested based on the field continues condition. The proposed method has been verified by the FEM calculation and experiment. The influence of circuit and plate parameters to the performance of the actuator is also investigated, from which a reasonable set of parameters can be found.

Shape Optimization of a Thomson coil Actuator of Arc Eliminator Using Topology Modification (Topology Modification을 이용한 Thomson coil Actuator의 형상 최적화)

  • Li, Wei;Jeong, Young-Woo;Koh, Chang-Seop
    • Proceedings of the KIEE Conference
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    • pp.774_775
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    • 2009
  • The shape optimization of a Thomson coil actuator used in an arc eliminator is done for fast response by adopting topology modification method. The performance of the actuator is analyzed by using an equivalent circuit method. Both shape optimization and performance analysis are accomplished based on the segmentation of plate. The effectiveness of the proposed method is proved by the comparison of results before and after the shape optimization.

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A Numerically Efficient Performance Analysis of Thomson Coil Actuator of Arc Eliminators Using Equivalent Circuit Method (등가회로 법을 이용한 Thomson Coil Actuator 특성 해석)

  • Li, Wei;Lu, Jiang;Jeong, Young-Woo;Koh, Chang-Seop
    • Proceedings of the KIEE Conference
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    • pp.772_773
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    • 2009
  • A numerically efficient performance analysis method for Thomson coil actuator of an arc eliminator is developed by transferring the problem to an equivalent circuit model considering the distribution of eddy current in conducting plate. Through a numerical analysis, the developed method is proven to give a solution, with only 1.3% of computing time, as accurate as finite element method. The developed method is testified by comparing with FEM calculation and experiment results.

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Dynamic Characteristics Analysis of High Speed Thomson-coil Arc Eliminator Using Equivalent Electric Circuit Method with Adaptive Segmentation of conducting Plate

  • Li, Wei;Lu, Jiang;Jeong, Young-Woo;Koh, Chang-Seop
    • Proceedings of the KIEE Conference
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    • pp.90-92
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    • 2008
  • A novel solving technique has been developed to analyze the dynamic characteristics of high speed Thomson-coil arc eliminator. The electromagnetic repulsion actuator based on Thomson-coil is taken as the driving part of the arc eliminator, due to which, the opening and closing time is quite short compare to other type actuators. The electromagnetic repulsion actuator is composed of one repulsion plate and two fixed coils, corresponding to the opening coil and closing coil, respectively. The new solving technique is derived based on the equivalent electric circuit model of the system which is set up by dividing the repulsion plate into multi segments using adaptive segmentation method. This solving technique is applied to the dynamic characteristic analysis of electromagnetic repulsion actuators in high speed Thomson-coil arc eliminators. The calculation results are testified by the FEM calculation results and experiment results.

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An Optimal Design Strategy for a Thomson Coil Actuator

  • Lim, Dong-Kuk;Jung, Sang-Yong;Jung, Hyun-Kyo;Ro, Jong-Suk
    • Journal of Electrical Engineering and Technology
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    • v.12 no.1
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    • pp.182-188
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    • 2017
  • An arc eliminator allows a surge current bypass rapidly into the earth to facilitate the circuit breaking process and increase the stability of the load circuit. Thomson coil actuator (TCA) is a type of actuator that can function as an arc eliminator. The TCA has a simple structure and significantly rapid speed compared to the other types of actuators. In this paper, significant variables, which have a dominant effect on the performance of the TCA, are investigated in detail. Using these variables and an optimization algorithm, an optimal design strategy for the TCA is proposed in this research. The efficacy of the proposed optimal design strategy and the feasibility of the application of the designed TCA for a high power circuit breaker as the arc eliminators are validated through the experiment.

Shape Optimization of a Thomson Coil Actuator for Fast Response Using Topology Modification

  • Li, Wei;Koh, Chang-Seop
    • Journal of Electrical Engineering and Technology
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    • v.7 no.1
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    • pp.58-63
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    • 2012
  • The shape optimization of a Thomson coil actuator used in an arc eliminator is done for fast response by adopting topology modification method. The displacement of the plate in a fixed calculation time is taken as the objective function. The objective function and contribution factor are calculated by using an adaptive equivalent circuit method which has been proved accurate and efficient. Both shape optimization and performance analysis are accomplished based on the segmentation of plate. Through the refinement of the sensitive segments a precise optimal plate shape can be obtained. The effectiveness of the proposed method is proved by the comparison of results before and after the shape optimization.

Shape Optimization of a Thomson Coil Actuator for Fast Response Using Topology Modification

  • Li, Wei;Koh, Chang-Seop
    • Journal of Electrical Engineering and Technology
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    • v.7 no.3
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    • pp.330-335
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    • 2012
  • The shape optimization of a Thomson coil actuator used in an arc eliminator is done for fast response by adopting topology modification method. The displacement of the plate in a fixed calculation time is taken as the objective function. The objective function and contribution factor are calculated by using an adaptive equivalent circuit method which has been proved accurate and efficient. Both shape optimization and performance analysis are accomplished based on the segmentation of plate. Through the refinement of the sensitive segments a precise optimal plate shape can be obtained. The effectiveness of the proposed method is proved by the comparison of results before and after the shape optimization.