FCL/B publications

FCL/B: An Integrated VSC-HVDC Fault Current Limiter/Breaker Project

O. Cwikowski, H. R. Wickramasinghe, G. KonstantinouJ. Pou, M. Barnes, R. Shuttleworth, “Modular Multilevel Converter DC Fault Protection”, IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, DOI: 10.1109/TPWRD.2017.2715833University of Manchester Copy

O. Cwikowski, A. Wood, A. Miller, M. Barnes, R. Shuttleworth, “Operating DC Circuit Breakers with MMC”, IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, DOI: 10.1109/TPWRD.2017.2658540University of Manchester Copy

O. Cwikowski, J. Sau-Bassols, B. Chang, E. Prieto-Araujo, M. Barnes, O. Gomis-Bellmunt, R. Shuttleworth, “Integrated HVDC Circuit Breakers with Current Flow Control Capability”, IEEE Trans Power Delivery, DOI: 10.1109/TPWRD.2017.2711963

X Pei, O Cwikowski, AC Smith, M Barnes, “Design and experimental tests on a superconducting hybrid DC circuit breaker”, IEEE Trans. Applied Superconductivity, vol. 28, no. 3, April 2018, doi: 10.1109/TASC.2018.2793226

X. Pei, A. C. Smith, R. Shuttleworth, D. S. Vilchis-Rodriguez, M. Barnes, “Fast operating moving coil actuator for a vacuum interrupter”, IEEE Trans. EC, vol. 32, no. 3,Sept. 2017, pp. 931-40, DOI: 10.1109/TEC.2017.2692881University of Manchester copy

D.S. Vilchis-Rodriguez, R. Shuttleworth, M. Barnes, “Modelling Thomson Coils with Axis-symmetric Problems: Practical Accuracy Considerations”, IEEE Trans. Energy Conversion, DOI: 10.1109/TEC.2017.2651979University of Manchester copy

X. Pei, A. C. Smith, M. Barnes, “AC Losses Measurement and Analysis for a 2G YBCO Coil in Metallic Containment Vessels”, IEEE Trans. Applied Superconductivity, vol. 27, no. 4, DOI: 10.1109/TASC.2017.2669141

X. Pei, A. C. Smith, M. Barnes, “Superconducting Fault Current Limiters for HVDC Systems”, Energy Procedia, vol. 80, 2015, pp. 47-55, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.405 [OPEN ACCESS], presented at the 12th Deep Sea Offshore Wind R&D Conference, EERA DeepWind 2015

Conference

C. Marsh, M. Barnes, W. Crowther, S. Watson, D. Vilchis-Rodriguez, J. Carmona-Sanchez, R. Shuttleworth, K. Kabbabe, M. Heggo, A Smith, X Pei, “Virtual reality interface for HVDC substation and DC breaker design and maintenance” , IET AC/DC Conference, 6-7 Feb 2019, Coventry

D. S. Vilchis-Rodriguez, R. Shuttleworth, A.C. Smith, M. Barnes, “A comparison of damping techniques for the soft-stop of ultra-fast linear actuators for HVDC breaker applications”, IET Power Electronics Machines and Drives Conf., April 2018, Liverpool

D. S. Vilchis-Rodriguez, R. Shuttleworth, A.C. Smith, M. Barnes, “Performance of a high power Thomson Coil actuator excited by a current pulse train”, IET Power Electronics Machines and Drives Conf., April 2018, Liverpool

D. S. Vilchis-Rodriguez, R. Shuttleworth, M. Barnes, “Experimental Validation of a Finite Element 2D Axial Thomson Coil Model with Inductance and Resistance Compensation”, IET AC/DC Conference, Feb. 2017, Manchester, UK,
DOI: 10.1109/IECON.2016.7793492University of Manchester copy

X. Pei, O. Cwikowski, A. C. Smith, M. Barnes, “Experimental tests on a superconducting hybrid DC circuit breaker”, 2016 Applied Superconductivity Conference, Denver Colorado, Sept. 4-9, University of Manchester copy

X. Pei, A. C. Smith, M. Barnes, “AC Losses Measurement and Analysis for a 2G YBCO Coil in Metallic Containment Vessels”, 2016 Applied Superconductivity Conference, Denver Colorado, Sept. 4-9, University to Manchester copy

B. Chang, O. Cwikowski, X. Pei, M. Barnes, R. Shuttleworth, A. C. Smith, “Impact of Fault Current Limiter on VSC-HVDC DC Protection”, IET AC/DC 2016, Beijing,China, DOI: 10.1049/cp.2016.0426, University of Manchester copy

X. Pei, O. Cwikowski, D. S. Vilchis-Rodriguez, M. Barnes, A. C. Smith, R. Shuttleworth, “A review of technologies for MVDC circuit breakers”, 42nd Annual Conference of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Florence, Italy, Oct. 2016, DOI: 10.1109/IECON.2016.779349, University of Manchester copy

D.S. Vilchis-Rodriguez, R Shuttleworth, M Barnes, Finite Element Assessment of “Moving Coil Actuator for HVDC breaker Applications”, 42nd Annual Conference of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Florence, Italy, Oct. 2016,  DOI: 10.1109/IECON.2016.7793857, University of Manchester copy

X Pei, A C Smith, M Barnes, “Superconducting interface for a DC breaker”, IET Power Electronics, Machines and Drives Conf, April 2016, Glasgow

D. S. Vilchis-Rodriguez, R. Shuttleworth, M. Barnes, “Finite element analysis and efficiency improvement of the Thomson coil actuator”, IET Power Electronics, Machines and Drives Conference, April 2016, Glasgow, DOI: 10.1049/cp.2016.0202, University of Manchester copy

D. S. Vilchis-Rodriguez, R. Shuttleworth, M. Barnes, “Double-sided Thomson coil based actuator: finite element design and performance analysis”, IET Power Electronics, Machines and Drives Conference, April 2016, Glasgow,
DOI: 10.1049/cp.2016.0201, University of Manchester copy

X. Pei, M. Barnes, A. C. Smith, “Superconducting Fault Current Limiter for HVDC Systems”, Deepwind Conference, Trondheim, Norway, 2015 (see Journal paper section)