A comparison of damping techniques for the soft-stop of ultra-fast linear actuators for HVDC breaker applications

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Abstract

This paper assesses the advantages, drawbacks and overall suitability of different soft-stop techniques to provide smooth deceleration of ultra-fast linear actuators used in hybrid HVDC breaker designs, with the help of FEA simulations. The paper compares active and passive damping techniques in terms of efficacy, energy consumption and interference with the ultra-fast operation needed from the actuator. The possibility of combining active and passive damping techniques is discussed.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 9th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 17 Apr 2018
EventThe 9th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives - Liverpool ACC, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Event duration: 17 Apr 201819 Apr 2018
Conference number: 9th

Conference

ConferenceThe 9th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives
Abbreviated titlePEMD 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLiverpool
Period17/04/1819/04/18