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Coordination of Multiple Active Front End Converters for Power Quality Improvement

Title: Coordination of Multiple Active Front End Converters for Power Quality Improvement.
Name(s): Leng, Siyu, author
Cartes, David A., professor directing dissertation
Edrington, Chris S., professor co-directing dissertation
Li, Hui, university representative
Collins, Emmanuel G., Jr., committee member
Van Dommelen, Leon, committee member
Department of Mechanical Engineering, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2012
Publisher: Florida State University
Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The proliferation of semiconductor-based nonlinear devices in modern power systems has caused serious concern over the power quality problems. This dissertation proposes a control strategy to coordinate multiple active front-end converters so that harmonic currents as well as reactive power generated by the nonlinear load can be compensated. The objective of the proposed coordination strategy is to fully utilize the potential of the existing active front-end converters and minimize the space as well as the cost requirement for the power system where power quality improvement is needed. Under the proposed coordination strategy, the power quality distortion caused by a large nonlinear load is measured by a central controller and the corresponding power quality compensation task is distributed to multiple active front-end converters. The percentage of power quality compensation task assigned to an individual active converter is determined proportionally to its instantaneous power margin. The proposed coordination strategy can be a fairly flexible and economical solution for power quality improvement especially for the places where multiple active front-end converters are required and/or space-limited systems, such as manufacturing factories and/or shipboard or aircraft power systems. Both non-real-time and real-time simulation results show that the proposed coordination strategy has good performance and is both effective and promising.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-5775 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Mechanical Engineering in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2012.
Date of Defense: March 27, 2012.
Keywords: Active Front-End Converter, Coordination, Harmonic Current Compensation, Power Quality Improvement
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: David A. Cartes, Professor Directing Dissertation; Chris S. Edrington, Professor Co-Directing Dissertation; Hui Li, University Representative; Emmanuel G. Collins, Jr., Committee Member; Leon van Dommelen, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Mechanical engineering
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