Award Date

1-1-1993

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Committee Member

Yahia Baughzouz

Number of Pages

78

Abstract

Transformer core nonlinearity has been a subject of research in electrical power engineering for many decades. An accurate and simple transformer model that takes into account its iron saturation appears to be lacKing The objective of this thesis is to propose a voltage-dependent model of transformer core nonlinearity that predicts the exciting current waveforms at various supply voltages. The model is composed of the core loss resistance and magnetizing reactance as seen by the fundamental frequency component and a series of parallel-connected harmonic current phasors. The single-phase transformer model is extended to represent three-phase transformers under various connections, including Y/Y, Y/{dollar}\Delta{dollar}, {dollar}\Delta{dollar}/Y, and {dollar}\Delta{dollar}/{dollar}\Delta{dollar} both with and without grounded neutral. Laboratory experiments have been conducted to verify the accuracy of the proposed model.

Keywords

Analysis; Currents; Excitation; Harmonic; Transformer

Controlled Subject

Electrical engineering

File Format

pdf

File Size

2293.76 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/q005-xcic


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