Electromagnetically convoluted arcs for the interruption of quasi direct current

Leon M. Shpanin, G. R. Jones, N. Y. A. Shammas, J. E. Humphries, S. B. Tennakoon, J. W. Spencer

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Abstract

This paper describes a novel technique for interrupting direct currents (D.C.) with an electromagnetically convoluted arc in air at atmospheric pressure. Investigations are reported on the effects of using a separate current for producing the arc convolving electromagnetic field (B-field) to that being interrupted and using a separate R, L, C circuit in parallel with the arc contacts. Experimental results are presented for the time variation of currents flowing through the arc gap, the B-field coil and the parallel R, L, C circuit, along with the voltage across the arc gap.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 47th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC)
Pages1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC) - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Sep 20127 Sep 2012

Conference

ConferenceInternational Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC)
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period4/09/127/09/12

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    Shpanin, L. M., Jones, G. R., Shammas, N. Y. A., Humphries, J. E., Tennakoon, S. B., & Spencer, J. W. (2012). Electromagnetically convoluted arcs for the interruption of quasi direct current. In 2012 47th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC) (pp. 1-4) https://doi.org/10.1109/UPEC.2012.6398645