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Structural optimization of power transformers using dynamic analysis and genetic algorithms – GROPTI_D

The project developed theoretical work and created a design tool for analysing of coil and tank vibrations during short-circuit fault conditions. This software tool yields vibration estimates and enables optimal design of short-circuit reinforcement beams for shell form power transformers by use of genetic algorithms. These short-circuit beams, which are part of the transformer tank, are responsible for ensuring that coil and tank movements are kept under control during a short-circuit fault and are therefore crucial elements that guarantee safety and transformer health during and following the fault condition.

 

Partners: FCT/UNL, EFACEC Energia SA

 

Funding organization: EFACEC Energia SA

 

Main achievements: The project created a software tool, GROPTI_D, that help designers to easily achieve optimized designs of short-circuit reinforcement beams for shell form power transformers.

Reference:GROPTI_D
Start date:01 Mar 2012
End date:01 Sep 2013
Main researcher:João Mário Cardoso, Assistant Professor
Research group:Fluid and Structures Engineering
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