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  • Neutral conductor current in three-phase networks with compact fluorescent lamps

     Cunill Sola, Jordi; Sainz Sapera, Luis; Mesas García, Juan José
    Electric power systems research
    Date of publication: 2013-10
    Journal article

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    In this paper, expressions of the neutral conductor current in three-phase networks with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are obtained from a CFL ¿black-box¿ model proposed in the literature. These expressions allow studying and performing a sensitivity analysis of the impact of CFLs on neutral current. The influence of CFL model parameters, as well as supply voltage unbalance, number of CFLs per phase and different types of CFLs per phase, on the neutral current is also investigated. The obtained results are validated with measurements and PSCAD/EMTDC simulations

  • Model of discharge lamps with magnetic ballast

     Molina, Julio; Sainz Sapera, Luis; Mesas García, Juan José; Bergas Jane, Joan Gabriel
    Electric power systems research
    Date of publication: 2013-02
    Journal article

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    Magnetic ballast discharge lamp modeling has been extensively studied because these lamps can be an important source of harmonics. Discharge lamp models usually represent the arc voltage by a square waveform. However, this waveform can be far from actual arc voltages, which affects the accuracy of the lamp models. This paper investigates the actual arc voltage behavior of discharge lamps from laboratory measurements and proposes a novel characterization of these voltages to reformulate the conventional models. The accuracy of the new model is validated with experimental measurements.

  • Parameter estimation procedures for compact fluorescent lamps with electronic ballasts

     Sainz Sapera, Luis; Cunill Sola, Jordi; Mesas García, Juan José
    Electric power systems research
    Date of publication: 2013-02
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  • Premi Extraordinari de Doctorat UPC 2012

     Mesas García, Juan José
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  • Reconeixement Tram de Recerca AQU 2012

     Mesas García, Juan José
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  • Review of magnetic ballast discharge lamp models

     Molina, Julio; Mesas García, Juan José; Sainz Sapera, Luis
    IASTED European Conference on Power and Energy Systems
    Presentation's date: 2011-06-22
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  • On the square arc voltage waveform model in magnetic discharge lamp studies

     Molina, Julio; Sainz Sapera, Luis; Mesas García, Juan José
    International Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electrical Drives
    Presentation's date: 2011-05-11
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    The current number of magnetic and electronic ballast discharge lamps in power distribution systems is increasing because they perform better than incandescent lamps. This paper studies the magnetic discharge lamp modeling. In particular, the arc voltage waveform is analyzed and the limitations of the square waveform model are revealed from experimental measurements.

  • Experimental measurements of fluorescent lamp harmonic current emissions and their impact on neutral current

     Cunill Sola, Jordi; Mesas García, Juan José; Sainz Sapera, Luis
    IASTED European Conference on Power and Energy Systems
    Presentation's date: 2011-06-22
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    On electric vehicle battery charger modeling  Open access

     Sainz Sapera, Luis; Mesas García, Juan José; Balcells Sendra, Josep
    EA4EPQ International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality
    Presentation's date: 2011-04-13
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    The increase of electric vehicle (EV) battery chargers connected to electric networks could lead to future harmonic problems in power systems. These loads are nonlinear devices that inject harmonic currents and pollute network voltages. Thus, battery charger modeling must be studied in detail to determine their harmonic emissions and prevent future problems. This paper investigates EV battery charger behavior, analyzes its equivalent circuit and reports a model for each conduction mode of the circuit. Experimental measurements and PSpice numerical simulations support the study.

  • Low-watt compact fluorescent lamps with electronic ballasts

     Cunill Sola, Jordi; Mesas García, Juan José; Sainz Sapera, Luis
    International Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electrical Drives
    Presentation's date: 2011-05-11
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  • Deterministic and stochastic assessment of the harmonic currents consumed by discharge lamps

     Mesas García, Juan José; Sainz Sapera, Luis; Ferrer Biosca, Alberto
    Electric power systems research
    Date of publication: 2011-01
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  • Caracterización experimental y análisis estadístico de conjuntos de dispositivos no lineales en instalaciones eléctricas

     Martin Cañadas, Maria Elena; Mesas García, Juan José; Cunill Sola, Jordi; Clua Ruiz, Jordi; Sainz Sapera, Luis
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  • Parameter estimation procedure for models of single-phase uncontrolled rectifiers

     Mesas García, Juan José; Sainz Sapera, Luis; Molina, Julio
    IEEE transactions on power delivery
    Date of publication: 2011-07
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  • Stochastic assessment of distribution system resonance frequencies with capacitors or shunt filters

     Mesas García, Juan José; Sainz Sapera, Luis
    Electric power systems research
    Date of publication: 2011-01
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  • Estudio y caracterización de cargas no lineales  Open access  awarded activity

     Mesas García, Juan José
    Defense's date: 2010-01-27
    Department of Electrical Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
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    As a continuation of the work done by the QSE (Electrical Supply Quality) research group at the UPC (Polytechnic University of Catalonia) on non-linear load modelling to determine harmonic distortion in electrical power systems, this thesis consists of the carrying out of a series of studies of the most usual non-linear loads in the said systems (single-phase and three-phase rectifiers with capacitive filter, three-phase 6-pulse rectifiers and discharge lamps), basically aiming to characterize their behaviour and assess their influence on electrical power systems. The thesis was prepared in cooperation with the GNOM (Group of Numerical Optimization and Modelling) research group at the UPC in order to be able to analyse the numerical problem raised by the system of non-linear equations which characterizes each of the non-linear loads, as well as being able to approach optimization issues with some certainty of success. In summary, the aims of this thesis are as follows: -To analyse modelling of the most usual four non-linear loads in electrical power systems in order to incorporate the invariant concept in a justified way and establish ranges of values for the said invariants depending on their usual operating conditions. -To exploit the possibilities offered by invariants and, on the basis of the ranges of values obtained for each of them, to proceed to characterize the deterministic behaviour of the non-linear loads which are the object of the study and also to analyse the phenomena of harmonic cancellation and interaction. -To describe and study experimentally, also on the basis of invariants, the fundamental and harmonic currents (magnitude and angle) consumed by the non-linear loads considered in this thesis, whether by obtaining experimental models (databases) validated both experimentally and numerically, by validating the studied analytical models experimentally or by fitting the parameters of any of the previous models (parameter estimation) on the basis of experimental acquisitions. -To study the neutral conductor current in three-phase systems to which single-phase non-linear loads are connected (in particular, single-phase rectifiers with capacitive filter), by using invariants and validating the results of this experimentally.

    Como continuación de los trabajos realizados por el grupo de investigación QSE (Calidad del Suministro Eléctrico) de la UPC (Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña) sobre modelización de cargas no lineales para la determinación de la distorsión armónica en los sistemas eléctricos de potencia, se ha realizado como tesis una serie de estudios sobre las cargas no lineales más habituales en dichos sistemas (rectificadores monofásicos y trifásicos con filtro capacitivo, rectificadores trifásicos de 6 pulsos y lámparas de descarga) encaminados básicamente a la caracterización de su comportamiento y al análisis de su influencia en los sistemas eléctricos de potencia. La tesis se ha desarrollado en colaboración con el grupo de investigación GNOM (Grupo de Optimización Numérica y Modelización) de la UPC para poder analizar el problema numérico planteado por el sistema de ecuaciones no lineales que caracteriza cada una de las cargas no lineales, así como poder abordar con garantías problemas de optimización. Resumidamente, los objetivos de esta tesis son: -Analizar la modelización de las cuatro cargas no lineales más habituales en los sistemas eléctricos de potencia con el objetivo de introducir de forma justificada el concepto de invariante y establecer rangos de valores para dichos invariantes de acuerdo a sus condiciones habituales de funcionamiento. -Aprovechar las posibilidades que ofrecen los invariantes y, a partir de los rangos de valores obtenidos para cada uno de ellos, proceder a caracterizar el comportamiento determinístico de las cargas no lineales objeto de estudio y también a analizar los fenómenos de la cancelación y la interacción armónica. -Caracterizar y estudiar experimentalmente, también a partir de los invariantes, las intensidades fundamental y armónicas (módulo y ángulo) que consumen las cargas no lineales consideradas en esta tesis, ya sea mediante la obtención de modelos experimentales (bases de datos) validados tanto experimental como numéricamente, la validación experimental de los modelos analíticos estudiados o bien el ajuste de los parámetros de cualquiera de los anteriores modelos (estimación de parámetros) a partir de adquisiciones experimentales. -Estudiar la intensidad del neutro en sistemas trifásicos en los que hay conectadas cargas no lineales monofásicas (en particular, rectificadores monofásicos con filtro capacitivo), utilizando los invariantes y validando experimentalmente los resultados que se obtengan.

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    Deterministic and stochastic study of wind farm harmonic currents  Open access

     Sainz Sapera, Luis; Mesas García, Juan José; Teodorescu, Remus; Rodriguez Cortes, Pedro
    IEEE transactions on energy conversion
    Date of publication: 2010-12
    Journal article

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    Wind farm harmonic emissions are a well-known power quality problem, but little data based on actual wind farm measurements are available in literature. In this paper, harmonic emissions of an 18MWwind farm are investigated using extensive measurements, and the deterministic and stochastic characterization of wind farm harmonic currents is analyzed. Specific issues addressed in the paper include the harmonic variation with the wind farm operating point and the random characteristics of their magnitude and phase angle.

  • Deterministic and stochastic study of the three-phase non-linear load behavior

     Ferrer Biosca, Alberto; Mesas García, Juan José; Sainz Sapera, Luis
    Date of publication: 2009
    Book chapter

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    The paper examines the deterministic and stochastic behavior of three-phase uncontrolled rectifiers and three-phase 6-pulse rectifiers from extensive simulations performed by a MATLAB customized program. The study is based on non-linear load invariants and analyzes the harmonic current magnitudes and phase angles of these loads. Invariants are the minimum number of parameters characterizing non-linear loads univocally. Two practical laboratory examples are presented to illustrate the numerical study.

  • Discharge lamp harmonic interaction study by Monte Carlo simulation and experimental measurements

     Ferrer Biosca, Alberto; Mesas García, Juan José; Sainz Sapera, Luis
    Date of publication: 2009
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  • Estimation of single-phase uncontrolled recitifier parameters

     Mesas García, Juan José; Sainz Sapera, Luis; Ferrer Biosca, Alberto
    IASTED International Conference on Power and Energy Systems
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  • Deterministic and stochastic study of the three-phase non-linear load behavior

     Mesas García, Juan José; Sainz Sapera, Luis; Ferrer Biosca, Alberto
    IEEE International Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electrical Drives
    Presentation's date: 2009
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    The paper examines the deterministic and stochastic behavior of three-phase uncontrolled rectifiers and three-phase 6-pulse rectifiers from extensive simulations performed by a MATLAB customized program. The study is based on non-linear load invariants and analyzes the harmonic current magnitudes and phase angles of these loads. Invariants are the minimum number of parameters characterizing non-linear loads univocally. Two practical laboratory examples are presented to illustrate the numerical study.

  • Discharge lamp harmonic interaction study by Monte Carlo simulation and experimental measurements

     Mesas García, Juan José; Sainz Sapera, Luis; Ferrer Biosca, Alberto
    IEEE International Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electrical Drives
    Presentation's date: 2009
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    The growing presence of discharge lamps in power distribution systems has increased the harmonic distortion in these systems. The paper studies the magnetic ballast discharge lamp modelization with and without harmonic interaction. The supply harmonic voltage influence on lamp behavior is analyzed by Monte Carlo simulation. The results are validated with experimental measurements.

  • Deterministic and experimental study on three-phase 6-pulse rectifiers

     Mesas García, Juan José; Sainz Sapera, Luis; Ferrer Biosca, Alberto
    IASTED International Conference on Power and Energy Systems
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  • Three-phase full-wave rectifier study with experimental measurements

     Sainz Sapera, Luis; Mesas García, Juan José; Ferrer Biosca, Alberto
    Electric power systems research
    Date of publication: 2009-04
    Journal article

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  • Deterministic and stochastic study of the single-phase non-linear load behavior

     Mesas García, Juan José; Sainz Sapera, Luis; Ferrer Biosca, Alberto
    IASTED International Conference on Power and Energy Systems
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  • Stochastic study of the harmonic response of electric systems with capacitors and shunt filters

     Sainz Sapera, Luis; Mesas García, Juan José
    IASTED International Conference on Power and Energy Systems
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  • Characterization of non-linear load behavior

     Sainz Sapera, Luis; Mesas García, Juan José; Ferrer Biosca, Alberto
    Electric power systems research
    Date of publication: 2008-10
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  • Single-phase full-wave rectifier study with experimental measurements

     Sainz Sapera, Luis; Pedra Duran, Joaquin; Mesas García, Juan José
    Electric power systems research
    Date of publication: 2007-03
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  • Estudio y caracterización de dispositivos no lineales y su interacción en instalaciones eléctricas industriales

     Sainz Sapera, Luis; Salichs Vivancos, Miguel; Cunill Sola, Jordi; Clua Ruiz, Jordi; Mesas García, Juan José
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  • Study of neutral conductor current in three-phase networks with single-phase converters

     Sainz Sapera, Luis; Pedra Duran, Joaquin; Mesas García, Juan José
    IEEE transactions on power delivery
    Date of publication: 2006-07
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  • Ejercicios resueltos de tecnología eléctrica

     Boix Aragonès, Oriol; Sainz Sapera, Luis; Corcoles Lopez, Felipe; Suelves Joanxich, Francisco Jose; Mesas García, Juan José
    Date of publication: 2004-06
    Book

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  • Study of harmonic cancellation between AC/DC converter currents

     Sainz Sapera, Luis; Mesas García, Juan José; Herraiz Jaramillo, Sergio
    11th IEEE International Conference on Harmonics and Quality of Power
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  • Harmonic interaction in non-linear devices

     Mesas García, Juan José; Herraiz Jaramillo, Sergio; Sainz Sapera, Luis
    3rd IASTED International Conference on Power and Energy Systems
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