Calculation of the losses in the shunt reactor at nominal and rated power with experimental verification

Dawood K., Kömürgöz Kırış G., Isik F.

5th International Conference on Power Electronics and their Applications, ICPEA 2022, Ha'il, Saudi Arabia, 29 - 31 March 2022 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/icpea51060.2022.9791200
  • City: Ha'il
  • Country: Saudi Arabia
  • Keywords: Air-core reactor, nominal power, numerical technique, rated power, reactor load losses, reactor no-load losses
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022 IEEE.Shunt reactors are widely used for controlling the reactive power in the power network. During the design of the shunt reactor, iron losses and copper losses play a very important role. In this study, a highly-accurate numerical technique, the finite element method is used to calculate the losses at the nominal and rated power. The main aim of this study is to calculate the core losses and copper losses in the shunt reactor using the finite element method. Magnetic flux density distribution during the nominal and rated power is also examined using the finite element method. The experimental results of the losses during the nominal and rated power are also compared with the numerically calculated results.