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A review and comparison of transformer and static frequency converter traction supply architectures for AC electrified railways

Bowdidge, Jonathan; Nouri, Hassan

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Jonathan Bowdidge

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Hassan Nouri Hassan.Nouri@uwe.ac.uk
Reader in Electrical Power and Energy



Abstract

Electrification of the U.K. railway network will play a critical role in achieving targets of net-zero CO2 emissions while providing major benefits to train operators, passengers, and industry. In the drive to make electrification a more cost-effective prospect, this paper intends to complete a comparison of the common feeding arrangements and the novel Static Frequency Converter for use in AC electrification using PSCAD EMTDC simulations. The findings illustrate the performance of two classic architectures and autotransformer feeding compared to a proposed classic SFC arrangement and provide recommendations for SFC implementation with separations between feeder stations of up to 60 kilometres using a parallel feeding arrangement, along with demonstrating SFCs exhibiting more robust performance in the event of faults.

Citation

Bowdidge, J., & Nouri, H. (2023). A review and comparison of transformer and static frequency converter traction supply architectures for AC electrified railways. European Journal of Electrical Engineering / Revue internationale de génie électrique, 7(5), 52-57. https://doi.org/10.24018/ejece.2023.7.5.547

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 31, 2023
Online Publication Date Oct 17, 2023
Publication Date Oct 17, 2023
Deposit Date Oct 19, 2023
Publicly Available Date Oct 20, 2023
Journal European Journal ofElectricalEngineeringand ComputerScience
Publisher Lavoisier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 7
Issue 5
Pages 52-57
DOI https://doi.org/10.24018/ejece.2023.7.5.547
Keywords Autotransformer (AT); Booster Transformer (BT); Coupling Transformer (CT); Overhead Line Equipment (OHLE); Static Frequency Converter (SFC)
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/11374151
Publisher URL https://ejece.org/index.php/ejece

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