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Motor Protection Lab Experiment Using Sel-710, Ozro Corulli 2013 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Motor Protection Lab Experiment Using Sel-710, Ozro Corulli

Electrical Engineering

Advancements in microprocessor based relay technology for power protection applications provide quicker response times and new methods of mitigation. This project develops a lab experiment for Cal Poly class EE444 - Power Systems Laboratory based on the Schweitzer SEL-710 motor protection relay. Learning objectives for this lab include relay setup, programming, and protection schemes for the following conditions: undervoltage, loss of phase, fault, locked rotor, and thermal overload. Today, utility companies across the globe use SEL relays for primary system protection, putting engineers familiar with their operation in high demand.


Design, Fabrication And Characterization Of Plasmonic Fishnet Structures For The Enhancement Of Absorption In Thin Film Solar Cells, Sayan Seal 2013 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Design, Fabrication And Characterization Of Plasmonic Fishnet Structures For The Enhancement Of Absorption In Thin Film Solar Cells, Sayan Seal

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Incorporating plasmonic structures into the back spacer layer of thin film solar cells (TFSCs) is an efficient way to improve their performance. The fishnet structure; which is a tunable, plasmonic light scatterer is used to enhance light absorption. Unlike other plasmonic particles that have been previously suggested, the fishnet is an electrically connected wire mesh and does not result in electric field localization, hence it results in greater absorption in the intrinsic Si layer. Unlike other designs, the fishnet structure is placed in the back spacer layer of the TFSC, so it does not block any incident light. There is …


An Occupant-Based Dynamic Simulation Tool For Predicting Residential Power Demand And Quantifying The Impact Of Residential Demand Response, Brandon Jeffrey Johnson 2013 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

An Occupant-Based Dynamic Simulation Tool For Predicting Residential Power Demand And Quantifying The Impact Of Residential Demand Response, Brandon Jeffrey Johnson

Masters Theses

With their large impact on the power system and widespread distribution, residential loads provide vast resources that if utilized correctly have the potential to help reduce both electricity cost and demand throughout the day. Previous research in this area has been primarily focused on building more energy efficient homes and improving the efficiencies of appliances and lighting technologies. Far less attention has been given to the ability of residential loads to provide various demand response services. Residential loads with demand response capabilities have the potential to be very useful in both peak shifting and regulation applications, and could be utilized …


Modeling And Protection Of Phase Shifting Transformers, Umar Khan 2013 The University of Western Ontario

Modeling And Protection Of Phase Shifting Transformers, Umar Khan

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This thesis is mainly focused on the development of (i) phase shifting transformers (PSTs) mathematical and simulation models that can be used for the short-circuit and protection studies, and (ii) new phase shifting transformers protection methods that provide more secure and sensitive solutions than the standard current differential protection.

The first part of this thesis describes and presents the modeling of the single-core standard-delta, and two-core symmetrical and asymmetrical PST for protection and short-circuit studies. The models already available for such types of PSTs have limitations and require detailed test report data from the manufacturers. However, winding test data at …


Impact Of Renewable Power Integration On Vq Stability Margin, H. W. K. M. Amarasekara, Lasantha Meegahapola, Sarath Perera, Ashish Agalgaonkar 2013 University of Wollongong

Impact Of Renewable Power Integration On Vq Stability Margin, H. W. K. M. Amarasekara, Lasantha Meegahapola, Sarath Perera, Ashish Agalgaonkar

Dr Lasantha G Meegahapola

With the increasing number of grid connected renewable energy sources in power systems, the requirements for in-depth studies to characterise the dynamics of power systems have also intensified. In this paper, the impact of renewable power generators on power system voltage stability is analysed. As the renewable power penetration increases, having adequate levels of reactive power generation in power systems for voltage support is a major challenge. Therefore, in this work, special attention was placed on VQ instability to investigate static voltage stability of a test network embedded with renewable power generation. The impact of different control strategies associated with …


Preparation Of Benzoquinone From Phenol By Electrooxidation, Dong-fang NIU, Cheng-kai YU, Xin-sheng ZHANG 2013 State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, China;

Preparation Of Benzoquinone From Phenol By Electrooxidation, Dong-Fang Niu, Cheng-Kai Yu, Xin-Sheng Zhang

Journal of Electrochemistry

The benzoquinone was prepared from phenol by electrooxidation in an H-type cell with cation exchange membrane, in which lead plates were used both as an anode and a cathode, while H2SO4 was used as a supporting electrolyte. The effects of current density, concentration of sulphuric acid, concentrations of benzoquinone in electrolyte and extractant on the yields and efficiencies of electrolysis were investigated. Under the optimized conditions of current density being 4 A·dm-2, concentration of sulphuric acid 1 mol·L-1, passed charge 3.2 A·h, the yield and current efficiency of benzoquinone could reach 68% and …


Synthesis Of Pani/Nihcf Nanocomposite Particles And Eqcm Measurement Of Ion Exchange Properties In Solutions Containing Cd2+, yu-jiao Yang, Xiao-gang Hao, Xu-li MA, Zhong-de WANG, Zhong-lin ZHANG, Nian-chen HAN 2013 Department of Chemical Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan 030024, China;

Synthesis Of Pani/Nihcf Nanocomposite Particles And Eqcm Measurement Of Ion Exchange Properties In Solutions Containing Cd2+, Yu-Jiao Yang, Xiao-Gang Hao, Xu-Li Ma, Zhong-De Wang, Zhong-Lin Zhang, Nian-Chen Han

Journal of Electrochemistry

The PANI/NiHCF nanocomposite particles were synthesized on the CNTs-modified Pt substrate by one-step co-polymerization using cyclic voltammetry. Electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance (EQCM) technique was adopted to investigate the polymerization process of the nanocomposite particles and the mechanism of ion exchange in aqueous solution containing Cd2+. The morphology and structure of the as-prepared composite particles were characterized by scanning electron microscope (SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM), and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). Combined with cyclic voltammetry (CV) and energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), the electrochemical behavior and the mechanism of ion exchange were also investigated in electrolytes of Cd2+ …


A Comparative Study In Pretreatments Of Acid Chemical Wastewater By Electrochemical Oxidation And Ozonation, Han-shui LIU, su YU, Shao-ping TONG, Chun-an MA 2013 College of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Green Chemistry-Synthesis Technology, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310032,China;

A Comparative Study In Pretreatments Of Acid Chemical Wastewater By Electrochemical Oxidation And Ozonation, Han-Shui Liu, Su Yu, Shao-Ping Tong, Chun-An Ma

Journal of Electrochemistry

Under the condition of keeping certain acidity, the pretreatment efficiency of an acid chemical wastewater (pH 0.85) by electrochemical oxidation was compared with that by ozonation. The results showed that the electrochemical oxidation pretreatment could obtain a better result than the ozonation at pH 0.85. After the addition of 2 g·L-1 NaCl and with the electrochemical oxidation pretreatment at 30 mA·cm-2, the removal rate of chemical oxygen demand (CODCr) reached 43.4%, and the value of biochemical oxygen demand/chemical oxygen demand (BOD5/CODCr) also increased from 0.034 to 0.14 in 20 minutes, indicating significantly improvement …


Experimental Design Methodology Applied To The Oxidation Of Quinolines In Aqueous Medium By Electro-Fenton Process, SOUISSI Souhaila TRABELSI, Nihal OTURAN, Nizar BELLAKHAL, Mehmet A. OTURAN 2013 Université Paris-Est, Laboratoire Géomatériaux et Environnement (LGE), UPEMLV, 77454 Marne-la-Vallée, France;Laboratoire de Chimie Analytique et Electrochimie, Département de Chimie, Faculté des Sciences de Tunis, Campus Universitaire 2092, El Manar Tunis, Tunisia;

Experimental Design Methodology Applied To The Oxidation Of Quinolines In Aqueous Medium By Electro-Fenton Process, Souissi Souhaila Trabelsi, Nihal Oturan, Nizar Bellakhal, Mehmet A. Oturan

Journal of Electrochemistry

The degradation behavior of 8-hydroxyquinoleine sulfate (8-HQS), a model molecule of quinolines, was studied in an aqueous medium by electro-Fenton process using a carbon felt cathode and a platinum anode. The great oxidation ability of this process is due to a large production of hydroxyl radical (OH) by electrochemically induced Fenton’s reagent (H2O2, Fe2+). Hydroxyl radicals are very powerful oxidizing agents which react on organics up to complete mineralization. A factorial experimental design was used for determining the operating parameters on the degradation of 8-HQS in an aqueous medium. The results showed that the current intensity and the initial concentration …


Synthesizing Bismuth Telluride Nanowires In A Large Scale And Investigating The Energy Filtering Effect By Blending Bismuth Telluride Nanowires And Silver Nanoparticle In Thermoelectrics, Henka Darsono, Haiyu Fang, Yue Wu 2013 Purdue University

Synthesizing Bismuth Telluride Nanowires In A Large Scale And Investigating The Energy Filtering Effect By Blending Bismuth Telluride Nanowires And Silver Nanoparticle In Thermoelectrics, Henka Darsono, Haiyu Fang, Yue Wu

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Symposium

More than 50% of the energy sources becomes “waste” energy generally dissipated to the atmosphere in the form of heat. Thermoelectric effect is a conversion of temperature difference to electric voltage and can be used to convert the wasted heat to useful work. Nanomaterials have great potentials in the field of thermoelectric effect since they have properties that can allow higher efficiency in converting this wasted heat to electricity as compared to bulk materials. The purpose of this project is to develop a method to synthesize bismuth telluride (Bi2Te3) nanowires on a large scale and incorporate …


Stanford Stratified Structure Solver (S4) Simulation Tool, Chang Liu, Xufeng Wang, Peter Bermel 2013 Purdue University

Stanford Stratified Structure Solver (S4) Simulation Tool, Chang Liu, Xufeng Wang, Peter Bermel

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Symposium

The Stanford Stratified Structure Solver (S4) developed in 2012 allows for fast, accurate prediction of optical propagation through complex 3D structures. However, there have been two key challenges preventing wider use to date: the use of a specialized control language, and the difficulty of incorporating realistic materials parameters. In this project, both concerns have been addressed. We have constructed a graphical user interface as an alternative, using the open-source Rappture platform on nanoHUB. This has been combined with a comprehensive materials database known as PhotonicsDB, which incorporates materials optical data drawn from carefully vetted sources. An Octave script file was …


Thread Based Battery For Low Power E-Textile Applications, Pranav Laxmanan, Girish Chitnis, Rahim Rahimi, Babak Ziaie 2013 Purdue University

Thread Based Battery For Low Power E-Textile Applications, Pranav Laxmanan, Girish Chitnis, Rahim Rahimi, Babak Ziaie

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Symposium

Textile electronic systems, or e-textiles, are on the rise but their utility is limited by its power demand. Potential applications include point-of-care diagnostic systems that would enable medical monitoring at the site of care. A small, inexpensive, and easy to use battery would enhance the capabilities of e-textile. Here we propose a thread based battery that attempts to satisfy these requirements. The thread based battery uses chemistry similar to an alkaline battery. The fabrication process involves patterning of current collector (silver epoxy or carbon ink) followed by zinc electroplating and manganese dioxide deposition. Thread present in between these two electrodes …


Small Wind Turbines In Turbulent (Urban) Environments: A Consideration Of Normal And Weibull Distributions For Power Prediction, Keith Sunderland, Thomas Woolmington, Jonathan Blackledge, Michael Conlon 2013 Technological University Dublin

Small Wind Turbines In Turbulent (Urban) Environments: A Consideration Of Normal And Weibull Distributions For Power Prediction, Keith Sunderland, Thomas Woolmington, Jonathan Blackledge, Michael Conlon

Articles

The urban terrain and the associated morphological complexities therein, present significant challenges for the deployment of small wind turbines. In particular, a considerable amount of uncertainty is attributable to the lack of understanding concerning how turbulence within urban environments affects turbine productivity. Current wind turbine power output measurements (particularly for small/micro wind turbines) are based on an average wind speed over an observation period; with limited accountability of the variability of wind speed within the observation time frame. This paper however, presents two models that can instead accurately consider such wind speed variation and how it affects the turbine, based …


Understanding Vehicular Traffic Behavior From Video: A Survey Of Unsupervised Approaches, Brendan Tran Morris, Mohan Manubhai Trivedi 2013 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Understanding Vehicular Traffic Behavior From Video: A Survey Of Unsupervised Approaches, Brendan Tran Morris, Mohan Manubhai Trivedi

Electrical & Computer Engineering Faculty Research

Recent emerging trends for automatic behavior analysis and understanding from infrastructure video are reviewed. Research has shifted from high-resolution estimation of vehicle state and instead, pushed machine learning approaches to extract meaningful patterns in aggregates in an unsupervised fashion. These patterns represent priors on observable motion, which can be utilized to describe a scene, answer behavior questions such as where is a vehicle going, how many vehicles are performing the same action, and to detect an abnormal event. The review focuses on two main methods for scene description, trajectory clustering and topic modeling. Example applications that utilize the behavioral modeling …


Aging And Stabilization Of Pyrolitic Bio-Oils And Model Compounds, A. G. Manjula Taranganie Siriwardhana 2013 The University of Western Ontario

Aging And Stabilization Of Pyrolitic Bio-Oils And Model Compounds, A. G. Manjula Taranganie Siriwardhana

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

When compared to conventional liquid fuels, bio-oil has several undesired properties such as high viscosity, high acidity, high molecular weight, instability, and phase separation upon aging. Therefore, bio-oil needs further stabilization and upgrading before it can be used as a fuel in engines. Phase separation is considered as one of the major issues because it is detrimental to any fuel application and creates problems in storage, transportation and upgrading of bio-oils. This thesis investigates the phase separation of hardwood derived bio-oil under accelerated aging conditions. Different alcohols are used as stabilizing agents and the minimum required amount of alcohol for …


Piezoelectric Transformer And Hall-Effect Based Sensing And Disturbance Monitoring Methodology For High-Voltage Power Supply Lines, Sneha Arun Lele 2013 The University of Western Ontario

Piezoelectric Transformer And Hall-Effect Based Sensing And Disturbance Monitoring Methodology For High-Voltage Power Supply Lines, Sneha Arun Lele

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Advancements in relaying algorithms have led to an accurate and robust protection system widely used in power distribution. However, in low power sections of relaying systems, standard voltage and current measurement techniques are still used. These techniques have disadvantages like higher cost, size, electromagnetic interference, resistive losses and measurement errors and hence provide a number of opportunities for improvement and integration. We present a novel microsystem methodology to sense low-power voltage and current signals and detect disturbances in high-voltage power distribution lines. The system employs dual sensor architecture that consists of a piezoelectric transformer in combination with Hall-effect sensor, used …


Grid-Tie Arrangements For Micro-Generation Under En50438; An Irish Evaluation, Liam Murphy 2013 Technological University Dublin

Grid-Tie Arrangements For Micro-Generation Under En50438; An Irish Evaluation, Liam Murphy

Conference papers

This paper explores the significance of EN50438 as the standard governing the grid-connection of micro-generation to the distribution network. In the context of micro-generation, EN50438 therefore governs the inverter requirement associated with the majority of micro-generation. Another consideration presented in this research is findings and analysis related to the manufacturers stated efficiency of a grid-tied inverter connected to a Photovoltaic (PV) array in Dublin City Centre, Ireland.


Assessing The Benefits Of Compressed Air Energy Storage On The 2020 Irish Power System, Brendan Cleary, Aidan Duffy, Alan O'Connor, Michael Conlon, Vasilis Fthenakis 2013 Technological University Dublin

Assessing The Benefits Of Compressed Air Energy Storage On The 2020 Irish Power System, Brendan Cleary, Aidan Duffy, Alan O'Connor, Michael Conlon, Vasilis Fthenakis

Conference Papers

Power systems have evolved as countries implement energy policies focusing on energy efficiency and increased share of renewable energy sources (RES). At the forefront is non-dispatchable generation such as wind and solar. Traditionally power systems were designed for fully dispatchable generating plant. However, these powers systems are under additional pressure due to the variable operational characteristics of RES. Consequently, capital investments in grid reinforcement, interconnection, additional gas generators and smart grid initiatives have been proposed and implemented. Moreover, an increased interest in energy storage technologies has evolved due to their various economic and operational benefits to power systems. Current compressed …


Fisheries And Marine Life Interaction Monitoring Bi-Annual Report, Haley Viehman, Garrett Staines, Gayle Zydlewski 2013 University of Maine

Fisheries And Marine Life Interaction Monitoring Bi-Annual Report, Haley Viehman, Garrett Staines, Gayle Zydlewski

Maine Sea Grant Publications

Ocean Renewable Power Company, LLC (ORPC) deployed a TidGen® Power System in outer Cobscook Bay, Maine, as the first stage of the Cobscook Bay Tidal Energy Project (CBTEP) (Figure 1). This installation requires monitoring to assess potential effects of the TidGen® Power System on the marine environment. ORPC’s marine life monitoring plan has two parts: 1) Fisheries Monitoring and 2) Marine Life Interaction Monitoring.


Solar Photovoltaic Water Pumping For Multiple Use Systems (Mus) In Nepal, Fintan McLoughlin, Aidan Duffy, Michael Conlon 2013 Technological University Dublin

Solar Photovoltaic Water Pumping For Multiple Use Systems (Mus) In Nepal, Fintan Mcloughlin, Aidan Duffy, Michael Conlon

Conference Papers

This paper investigates the performance of five solar photovoltaic (PV) Multiple Use Systems (MUS) used for water pumping. The solar MUS’s provide water for drinking, cleaning and micro-irrigation for some of the poorest communities in Nepal. In the absence of data logging, the performance of each system is investigated based on a series of rules of thumb to determine the predicted, expected and estimated demand and supply of water to small rural communities. The systems are compared based on their technical and economic performance and how this relates to local environmental, physical and socioeconomic characteristics at each location.


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