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Chin. Phys. B, 2021, Vol. 30(6): 068401    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/abd7e0

Suppression of ferroresonance using passive memristor emulator

S Poornima
Electrical Engineering Department, Anna University, Chennai-600025, India
Abstract  Power system inherently consists of capacitance and inductance in its components. Equipment with saturable inductance and circuit capacitance provides circumstances of generating ferroresonance, resulting in overvoltage and overcurrent in the connected system. The effects of ferroresonance result in insulation failure and hence damage to the equipment is unavoidable. Though many devices are proposed for mitigating such circumstances, a promising technology of using memristors may provide better performance than others in the future. A memristor emulator using the N-channel JFET J310 is used in this work. Unlike other electronic components that replicate memristor properties, the chosen memristor emulator is a passive device since it does not need any external power supply. Simulation and experimental results verify the design of a memristor emulator and the characteristics of an ideal memristor. Experimental results prove that the memristor emulator can suppress the fundamental ferroresonance induced in a prototype single phase transformer. The results of the harmonic analysis also validate the memristor performance against the conventional technique.
Keywords:  ferroresonance      memristor emulator      passive components      single-phase transformer  
Received:  12 October 2020      Revised:  23 December 2020      Accepted manuscript online:  04 January 2021
PACS:  84.30.-r (Electronic circuits)  
  84.32.-y (Passive circuit components)  
  84.30.Bv (Circuit theory)  
  84.32.Ff (Conductors, resistors (including thermistors, varistors, and photoresistors))  
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S Poornima Suppression of ferroresonance using passive memristor emulator 2021 Chin. Phys. B 30 068401

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