Direct current interruption with R L C circuit-convoluted arc interaction

SHPANIN, Leon, SHAMMAS, N. Y. A, TENNAKOON, S.B, JONES, G. R, HUMPHRIES, J. E and SPENCER, J. W (2013). Direct current interruption with R L C circuit-convoluted arc interaction. gaodianya jishu/high voltage engineering, 39 (9).

Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL:
Link to published version::


Investigations are reported into the use of an electromagnetically convoluted arc, external to a magnetic field (B-field) producing coil, in combination with a parallel R, L, C resonant circuit for interrupting quasi-steady currents. In order to elucidate the complex interactions between the arc, B-field and R, L, C circuit, the B-field producing coil is energised independently from the current to be interrupted and the R, L, C circuit. Experimental results are presented for the time variation of the 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. An insight is gained into the role of various effects, which are produced by the complex interactions and which might be used to advantage for direct current interruption.

Item Type: Article
Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Department of Engineering and Mathematics
Identification Number:
Depositing User: Louise Beirne
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2018 10:52
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 10:45

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics