Performance analysis of a new modular nano-crystalline core transformer based converter for medium voltage dc transmission applications

A.A. Aboushady, K.H. Ahmed, S.J. Finney, B.W. Williams, Z.M. Shafik

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Abstract

This paper proposes a new modular configuration for ac/dc conversion based on the concept of “building block” converter units. The modular system architecture comprises low-power units which can be connected in parallel to achieve higher power levels. Using such a design, medium voltage dc levels can be reached without the need of bulky step-up transformers or series connected switching devices. The converter configuration is introduced with its typical designed ratings and main features. Detailed design of the nano-crystalline core transformer is performed to verify size reduction. Simulation results for single and multi-module parallel operation are presented and discussed. Load current sharing between parallel modules is also investigated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2010)
Publisher Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-84919-231-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Keywords

  • active current-sharing control
  • Voltage source converter
  • VSC
  • power electronics buildings blocks
  • PEBB
  • nano-crystalline core transformers

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Aboushady, A. A., Ahmed, K. H., Finney, S. J., Williams, B. W., & Shafik, Z. M. (2010). Performance analysis of a new modular nano-crystalline core transformer based converter for medium voltage dc transmission applications. In 5th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2010) Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2010.0089
Aboushady, A.A. ; Ahmed, K.H. ; Finney, S.J. ; Williams, B.W. ; Shafik, Z.M. / Performance analysis of a new modular nano-crystalline core transformer based converter for medium voltage dc transmission applications. 5th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2010). Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), 2010.
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Aboushady, AA, Ahmed, KH, Finney, SJ, Williams, BW & Shafik, ZM 2010, Performance analysis of a new modular nano-crystalline core transformer based converter for medium voltage dc transmission applications. in 5th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2010). Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2010.0089

Performance analysis of a new modular nano-crystalline core transformer based converter for medium voltage dc transmission applications. / Aboushady, A.A.; Ahmed, K.H.; Finney, S.J.; Williams, B.W.; Shafik, Z.M.

5th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2010). Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), 2010.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Aboushady AA, Ahmed KH, Finney SJ, Williams BW, Shafik ZM. Performance analysis of a new modular nano-crystalline core transformer based converter for medium voltage dc transmission applications. In 5th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2010). Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). 2010 https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2010.0089