In this paper, a three-dimensional eddy-current field model for calculating the eddy-current losses in a compact bus duct system is proposed. The temperature rises in the compact bus duct system, including both the long linear section and connecting unit, are evaluated using finite-element method when solving the governing thermal equations. The contact resistance between copper conductors and the corresponding temperature rises are measured in the test also. The computations are validated by test results and the results confirm the proposed algorithm is accurate and practical.
- Bus duct system
- Eddy-current loss
- Temperature rise
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering