Accuracy of FEM and BEM for electromagnetic flux calculations in high power applications

Cabanes Aracil, Jaime, Lopez-Roldan, Jose, Coetzee, Jacob, Darmann, Frank, & Tang, Tee (2012) Accuracy of FEM and BEM for electromagnetic flux calculations in high power applications. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2012), Crowne Plaza, Gold Coast, QLD.

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The development and design of electric high power devices with electromagnetic computer-aided engineering (EM-CAE) software such as the Finite Element Method (FEM) and Boundary Element Method (BEM) has been widely adopted. This paper presents the analysis of a Fault Current Limiter (FCL), which acts as a high-voltage surge protector for power grids. A prototype FCL was built. The magnetic flux in the core and the resulting electromagnetic forces in the winding of the FCL were analyzed using both FEM and BEM. An experiment on the prototype was conducted in a laboratory. The data obtained from the experiment is compared to the numerical solutions to determine the suitability and accuracy of the two methods.

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ID Code: 55204
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Finite Element Method, Boundary Element Method, high voltage, electromagnetic modelling
ISBN: 9781921897542
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power) (090607)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 29 Nov 2012 23:16
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2015 01:19

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