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Reduction Of Capacitor Switching Transients By Controlled Closing, John Herman Brunke Jan 1980

Reduction Of Capacitor Switching Transients By Controlled Closing, John Herman Brunke

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis presents the theory, analysis, testing and implementation of a scheme to reduce shunt compensation capacitor switching transients. The described method is switch the capacitors very near the instant when the bus voltage is at a power frequency zero. This was accomplished with a vacuum breaker on a 230 kV shunt capacitor bank.


Non-Linear Behavior Of Unbraced Two-Bay Reinforced Concrete Frames, Mehdi Shadyab Jan 1980

Non-Linear Behavior Of Unbraced Two-Bay Reinforced Concrete Frames, Mehdi Shadyab

Dissertations and Theses

In this investigation, the primary objective was to study the nonlinear behavior of unbraced two-bay concrete frames and to determine the extent to which ultimate load theory or limit design can be applied to these structures. The frame behavior was investigated analytically by two methods. In the first method the frame stability equation was derived assuming that members of the frame possess an elasto-plastic moment-curvature relationship. This stability analysis was also carried out by another model consisting of a column attached to a linear spring and carrying the total frame load. The second method was through a computer program which ...


Computer Aided Optimal Design Of Helical Gears, S. N. Muthukrishnan Jan 1980

Computer Aided Optimal Design Of Helical Gears, S. N. Muthukrishnan

Dissertations and Theses

A random search method for optimum design of a pair of helical gears has been developed. The sequence of optimization consists of two principal components. The first is the selection phase, where the output is the starting solution for the design variables - module, facewidth, helix angle and number of teeth on the pinion. The input for the selection phase includes the application environment, approximate center distance, minimum helix angle, desired values of gear ratio, pinion speed and the power to be transmitted. The limits on each of the design variables and the constraints are imposed interactively during the first phase ...


The Effect Of Residual Stress Distribution On The Ultimate Strength Of Tubular Beam-Columns, Steven L. Barrett Jan 1980

The Effect Of Residual Stress Distribution On The Ultimate Strength Of Tubular Beam-Columns, Steven L. Barrett

Dissertations and Theses

Using data for the longitudinal residual stress distribution in welded steel tubes, curves describing these distributions are selected for study. Each of these curves are checked for static balance across the tube cross section. The curves that exhibit an imbalance are adjusted by a combination of a simplified model for each and the use of a computer program that is developed to calculate the resulting forces and moments on the cross section. The residual stress in the area of the tube wall opposite the longitudinal weld is found to be the most important in the adjustment to obtain exact equilibrium ...