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International Journal of Engineering and Manufacturing(IJEM)

ISSN: 2305-3631 (Print), ISSN: 2306-5982 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJEM Vol.4, No.5, Dec. 2014

Modelling and Detection of Turn-to-Turn Faults in Transformer Windings Using Finite Element Analysis and Instantaneous Exciting Currents Space Phasor Approach

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Author(s)

Malihe Abi, Mohammad Mirzaie

Index Terms

Angular speed;Finite Element Analysis;Instantaneous Exciting Current Space Phasor approach;Transformer;Turn-to-turn fault

Abstract

In this paper, a novel method based on online monitoring of Instantaneous Exciting Current Space Phasor is presented in order to detect inter-turn faults on the transformer windings. This approach detects winding faults by comparison between presentation of the Instantaneous Exciting Current Space Phasor under healthy and faulty condition. In this work, the angular speed of Instantaneous Exciting Current Space Phasor has been introduced as one of the fault detection tools that has good sensitivity for detection of minor inter-turn faults. Firstly, a typical transformer is simulated based on Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to investigate the transformer behavior under different conditions. Then, the accuracy and performance of proposed diagnosis technique are studied by applying it to the simulated transformer.

Cite This Paper

Malihe Abi, Mohammad Mirzaie,"Modelling and Detection of Turn-to-Turn Faults in Transformer Windings Using Finite Element Analysis and Instantaneous Exciting Currents Space Phasor Approach", IJEM, vol.4, no.5, pp.12-23, 2014.DOI: 10.5815/ijem.2014.05.02

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