Analysis on the Effect of the Nonlinear Resistance on the Locomotive Operating Overvoltages


With the application of the articulated phase insulator, and the speed of electric locomotive rising, it is inevitable for the electric locomotive to adopt the technology automatic passing through the electric phase separation. However, when the locomotive passes the electric phase separation, a variety of overvoltages will be generated, such as the cut-off overvoltage and the closing overvoltage. In this paper, the causes of the two overvoltages above are analyzed theoretically and simulated in Simulink. Then this paper discusses the suppression effects on the cut-off overvoltage and the closing overvoltage by paralleling the nonlinear resistance and the main breaker, or parallelling the nonlinear resistance and the locomotive transformer. The simulation results show that parallelling the nonlinear resistance and the locomotive transformer has suppressive effects on the two overvoltages mentioned above.

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Z. Han, D. Zhang, Y. Wu and S. Gao, "Analysis on the Effect of the Nonlinear Resistance on the Locomotive Operating Overvoltages," Energy and Power Engineering, Vol. 5 No. 4B, 2013, pp. 1243-1248. doi: 10.4236/epe.2013.54B236.

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