Experimental Validation of a Finite Element 2D Axial Thomson Coil Model with Inductance and Resistance Compensation

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Abstract

This paper assesses the accuracy of a transient 2D axis-symmetric FE model of a Thomson coil actuator compared with experimental results. Sources of error in the coil representation are identified and the 2D model is compensated accordingly for improved accuracy. Experimental results validate the proposed approach and effects of armature bending in the predicted armature velocity are investigated. The analysis presented demonstrates that a 2D FE model with compensation can accurately predict a Thomson coil actuator dynamic behaviour, even when armature bending occurs.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 13th IET international conference on AC and DC Power Transmission
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 29 May 2017
EventThe 13th IET international conference on AC and DC Power Transmission - Manchester, United Kingdom

Conference

ConferenceThe 13th IET international conference on AC and DC Power Transmission
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityManchester
Period14/02/17 → …