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Teixeira Pinto, R. (author)
When large amounts of electricity need to be transported for long distances, or when underground or submarine cables are involved, using direct current high-voltage transmission systems is more efficient and cost effective than using traditional high-voltage alternating current transmission. Therefore, the main thesis objective is to study to...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Josifovic, I. (author)
Current PCB power converter construction technologies are based on the utilization of nonstandardized building blocks. Utilization of passive components with various shapes, poor thermal properties and mixed technology mounting (THT and SMT) represents fundamental limit for reaching high power density, effective thermal management, particular...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Ferreira, J.A. (author)
Electrical power converter for converting electrical power of a power source connected or connectable at an input to electrical DC-power at an output, wherein between the input and the output a first circuit of submodules is provided, wherein said first circuit of submodules and the power source form a primary power loop and wherein each...
patent 2014
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Chmura, L.A. (author)
Nowadays, utilities are confronted with assets reaching or even exceeding their designed life. This in turn, implies the occurrence of upcoming replacements to assure reliable network operation. In this thesis, the application of statistical tools for life-time and residual life assessment of high-voltage assets installed in a power network is...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Zuijderduin, R. (author), Chevtchenko, O. (author), Smit, J.J. (author), Aanhaanen, G. (author), Ross, R. (author)
The electricity grid of the Netherlands is changing. There is a call of society to use more underground cables, less overhead lines (OHL) and to reduce magnetic emissions. At the same time, parts of the future transmission grid need strengthening depending on the electricity demand in the coming decades [1]. Novel high temperature superconductor...
conference paper 2014
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Simons, C.A.B.A.E. (author), Sanabria-Walter, C. (author), Polinder, H. (author)
During the past decades, superconducting electrical machines have become more suitable to replace conventional iron based designs, because of their lower weight and higher torque density. These properties make them good candidates for use in More Electric Aircraft (MEA). Especially helicopter propulsion systems could benefit from the increased...
conference paper 2014
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Abrahamsen, A.B. (author), Magnusson, N. (author), Jensen, B.B. (author), Liu, D. (author), Polinder, H. (author)
An MgB2 race track coil intended for demonstrating a down scaled pole of a 10 MW direct drive wind turbine generator has been designed. The coil consists of 10 double pancake coils stacked into a race track coil with a cross section of 84 mm x 80 mm. The length of the straight section is 0.5 m and the diameter of the end sections is 0.3 m....
conference paper 2014
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Kostopoulos, D. (author), Liu, D. (author), Genani, G. (author), Polinder, H. (author)
Offshore wind is considered a vital component of the future large scale renewable generation portfolio. Intense R&D effort is occurring in both the technology and the supply chain aiming at cost reduction. The drivetrain of wind turbines is an area of continuous evolution with currently no one standard configuration in the industry. It is...
conference paper 2013
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Rodrigues, S. (author), Bauer, P. (author), Pierik, J. (author)
Although, only in recent years, northern European countries started to install large offshore wind farms, it is expected that by 2020, several dozens of far and large offshore wind farms (FLOWFs) will be built. These FLOWFs will be constituted of a considerable amount of wind turbines (WTs) packed together, leading to an energy density increase....
conference paper 2013
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Tan, H. (author), Psomadaki, E. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Fischer, M. (author), Babal, P. (author), Vasudevan, R.A. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author)
journal article 2013
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Sprenger, W. (author)
Building-integrated photovoltaic systems (BIPV) are able to improve the energy balance of buildings. However, this improvement can be analyzed quantitatively only if the electricity yield generated by the BIPV system is calculated. This PhD thesis presents a simulation program that calculates the electricity yield generated by BIPV systems,...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Xue, H. (author), Popov, M. (author)
Large transient overvoltages are normally caused by vacuum circuit breaker (VCB) switching operation during disconnection of induction motors. In this paper VCBs, cables, generators, busbars, induction motors and surge arresters are modeled by making use of ATP-EMTP. Switching transient overvoltages of four typical induction motors are analyzed...
conference paper 2013
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Popov, M. (author), Rietveld, G. (author), Radojevic, Z. (author), Terzija, V. (author)
This paper presents a fault location algorithm that can be used to accurately locate the fault at any place along mixed line-cable transmission corridors. The algorithm is an impedance based line/cable parameter dependent algorithm. The fault location algorithm is derived using distributed line model, modal transformation theory and Discrete...
conference paper 2013
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Hoogendorp, G. (author), Popov, M. (author), Van der Sluis, L. (author)
Transmission of electric energy at high voltage levels is mainly performed by overhead lines. Nowadays, an increasing amount of power grid operators are replacing overhead transmission lines by underground cables. Cable presence in power systems may have consequences for the behavior of the total system, since cables have much larger capacitance...
conference paper 2013
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Pahud, C. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Naqavi, A. (author), Haug, F.J. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Herzig, H.P. (author), Ballif, C. (author)
We study n-i-p amorphous silicon solar cells with light-scattering nanoparticles in the back reflector. In one configuration, the particles are fully embedded in the zinc oxide buffer layer; In a second configuration, the particles are placed between the buffer layer and the flat back electrode. We use stencil lithography to produce the same...
journal article 2013
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Baalbergen, J.F. (author)
Service interruptions have a significant impact on society and therefore the main objective of power system planning and operation is to ensure that they do not happen. Because voltage instability is one of the dynamic phenomena that may result in a system-wide blackout, this type of stability problem has been an important research topic for...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Jäger, K. (author), Fischer, M. (author), Van Swaaij, R.A.C.M.M. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
Thin-film silicon solar cells (TFSSC), which can be manufactured from abundant materials solely, contain nano-textured interfaces that scatter the incident light. We present an approximate very fast algorithm that allows optimizing the surface morphology of two-dimensional nano-textured interfaces. Optimized nano-textures scatter the light...
journal article 2013
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Tan, H. (author), Sivec, L. (author), Yan, B. (author), Santbergen, R. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author)
We show experimentally that the photocurrent of thin-film hydrogenated microcrystalline silicon (?c-Si:H) solar cells can be enhanced by 4.5?mA/cm2 with a plasmonic back reflector (BR). The light trapping performance is improved using plasmonic BR with broader angular scattering and lower parasitic absorption loss through tuning the size of...
journal article 2013
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Dogan, I. (author), Kramer, N.J. (author), Westermann, R.H.J. (author), Dohnalova, K. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author), Verheijen, M.A. (author), Greogorkiewicz, T. (author), Van de Sanden, M.C.M. (author)
We demonstrate a method for synthesizing free standing silicon nanocrystals in an argon/silane gas mixture by using a remote expanding thermal plasma. Transmission electron microscopy and Raman spectroscopy measurements reveal that the distribution has a bimodal shape consisting of two distinct groups of small and large silicon nanocrystals with...
journal article 2013
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Ramirez-Elizondo, L.M. (author)
The world’s increasing energy demand and growing environmental concerns have motivated scientists to develop new technologies and methods to make better use of the remaining resources of our planet. The main objective of this dissertation is to develop a scheduling and control tool at the district level for small-scale systems with multiple...
doctoral thesis 2013
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