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  • Thermal modeling of large electrolytic capacitors using FEM and considering the internal geometry 

    Lledó Ponsati, Tomàs; Bahman, Amir Sajjad; Iannuzzo, Francesco; Montesinos Miracle, Daniel; Galceran Arellano, Samuel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-06-16)
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    This article focuses on developing a finite-element method (FEM) model for large capacitors’ thermal modeling and reliability analysis. Thermal modeling for capacitors is critical since the capacitor’s lifetime depends on ...
  • Effect of current distortion and unbalanced loads on semiconductors reliability 

    Lledó Ponsati, Tomàs; Bahman, Amir Sajjad; Lannuzzo, Francesco; Montesinos Miracle, Daniel; Galceran Arellano, Samuel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-01-01)
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    This article presents a reliability analysis of a 4-wire grid-tied inverter under different loading conditions, considering unbalanced loads and harmonic distortion in the current consumed. The proposed power converter is ...
  • Real-time optimization-based reference calculation integrated control for MMCs considering converter limitations 

    Westerman Spier, Daniel; Rodriguez Bernuz, Joan Marc; Prieto Araujo, Eduardo; López Mestre, Joaquim; Junyent Ferré, Adrià; Gomis Bellmunt, Oriol (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-10-12)
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    The paper addresses a real-time optimization-based reference calculation integrated with a control structure for Modular Multilevel Converters (MMC) operating under normal and constrained situations (where it has reached ...
  • Optimal H-infinity control design for MMC-based HVDC links 

    Dadjo Tavakoli, Saman; Fekriasl, Sajjad; Prieto Araujo, Eduardo; Beerten, Jef; Gomis Bellmunt, Oriol (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-04-06)
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    The modular multilevel converter (MMC) has emerged as the preferred choice for voltage source converter (VSC)-based high voltage direct current (HVDC) systems due to its low losses, low harmonic distortion, modularity, and ...
  • Improved current reference calculation for MMCs internal energy balancing control 

    Westerman Spier, Daniel; Prieto-Araujo, E.; López Mestre, Joaquim; Gomis Bellmunt, Oriol (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-06-22)
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    The paper addresses an improved inner current reference calculation to be employed in the control of modular multilevel converters operating during either balanced or unbalanced conditions. The suggested reference calculation ...
  • Methodology for interaction identification in modular multi-level converter-based HVDC systems 

    Dadjo Tavakoli, Saman; Prieto Araujo, Eduardo; Sánchez Sánchez, Enric; Gomis-Bellmunt, Oriol (2021-07-24)
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    This paper suggests a methodology for the identification, classification, and evaluation of various types of interactions that may occur in an HVDC link based on modular multi-level converters (MMC). The methodology ...
  • New methodology to calculate DC voltage signature in n-phases TRUs under supply voltage sags 

    Saura Perisé, Jaime; Bakkar, Mostafa; Bogarra Rodríguez, Santiago (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2022-02-28)
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    A new methodology based on the shadow projection has been developed to study any multipulse rectifier's dynamic behavior under balanced and unbalanced conditions. The proposed methodology calculates the DC average voltage ...
  • Integration of Distributed Energy Resources to Unbalanced Grids under Voltage Sags with Grid Code Compliance 

    Rolán Blanco, Alejandro; Bogarra Rodríguez, Santiago; Bakkar, Mostafa (2022-01-01)
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    The aim of this paper is to analyze the situations in which distributed power generation systems (DPGSs) based on renewable energy sources (RESs) can be controlled when operating under voltage sags. Analytical models for ...
  • An Improved hybrid DC circuit breaker with self-adaptive fault current limiting capability 

    Lyu, Huijie; He, Jiawei; Li, Bin; Li, Ye; Westerman Spier, Daniel; Prieto Araujo, Eduardo; Gomis Bellmunt, Oriol (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2022-04-01)
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    The effective fault current limiting is very significant for the dc distribution system. However, the traditional dc fault current limiting method, i.e., directly installing dc reactor, may trigger negative impacts the ...
  • Steady-state impedance mapping in grids with power electronics: What is grid strength in modern power systems? 

    Gomis Bellmunt, Oriol; Song, Jie; Cheah Mañé, Marc; Prieto Araujo, Eduardo (2022-03-01)
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    The paper analyzes grid strength and grid impedance for systems with significant penetration of power electronics. The work shows that the traditionally employed Thévenin equivalent cannot capture the different saturation ...
  • On-line remaining useful life estimation of power connectors focused on predictive maintenance 

    Riba Ruiz, Jordi-Roger; Gómez Pau, Álvaro; Martínez Reyes, Jimmy Arturo; Moreno Eguilaz, Juan Manuel (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-05-27)
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    Connections are critical elements in power systems, exhibiting higher failure probability. Power connectors are considered secondary simple devices in power systems despite their key role, since a failure in one such element ...
  • Average value of the DC-link output voltage in multi-phase uncontrolled bridge rectifiers under supply voltage balance and unbalance conditions 

    Saura Perisé, Jaime; Mesas García, Juan José; Sainz Sapera, Luis (2021-12-01)
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    Average value of the DC-link output voltage is a variable of interest in multi-phase uncontrolled bridge rectifiers. The aim of this paper is to present a new, effort-saving procedure capable of providing an accurate value ...

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