Development of Matlab-Based Software for the Design of the Electric Circuit of Three-Phase Power Transformer
American Journal of Software Engineering and Applications
Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2016, Pages: 61-67
Received: Aug. 6, 2014;
Accepted: Jan. 4, 2017;
Published: Feb. 2, 2017
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Ezenugu Isaac A., Department of Electrical Engineering, Imo State University (IMSU), Owerri, Nigeria
Idorenyin Markson, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria
Bliss Utibe-Abasi Stephen, Department of Electrical/Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria
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Power transformers are crucial components in electric power systems, as such, it is required that they are built to highest standards of precision and quality and designed for a long life-time. As the average age of these transformers is in the range of 30 to 40 years in many countries, the probability of malfunction is on the rise. This situation is accentuated by the trend of operating transformers closer to their performance limits, adding to their vulnerability if adequate countermeasures are not taken. In this paper, MATLAB-based software was developed for automatic computation of the electric circuit parameters of a three phase power transformer once the input specifications are supplied. A sample design problem was used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the program. The automated computation program was developed using the mathematical models derived for the various parameters to be determined. Apart from its flexibility and speed, the program removed the drudgery involved in the design. In addition, the MATLAB-based software presented in this paper will serve as a useful teaching and laboratory tool for undergraduate courses in transformer design.
Transformer, Electric Circuit, Power Transformer, Three Phase, Single Phase, MATLAB
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Ezenugu Isaac A.,
Bliss Utibe-Abasi Stephen,
Development of Matlab-Based Software for the Design of the Electric Circuit of Three-Phase Power Transformer, American Journal of Software Engineering and Applications.
Vol. 5, No. 6,
2016, pp. 61-67.
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