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—This paper proposes a non-deterministic methodology, based on ant colony optimization, for the optimal choice of transformer sizes to serve a forecasted load. This methodology is properly introduced to the solution of the optimal transformer sizing problem, taking into account the constraints imposed by the load to be served by the transformer throughout(More)
—Owing to deregulation, privatization, and competition , estimating financial benefits of electrical power system projects is becoming increasingly important. In other words, it is necessary to assess the project profitability under the light of new developments in the electricity market. In this paper, a detailed methodology for the least cost choice of a(More)
In this paper, an integrated, three-dimensional, finite element package for the analysis and design of power transformers is developed, requiring no prior user experience in numerical methods and magnetic field simulation. The package consists of an automated pre-processor, magnetostatic solver and post-processor. High accuracy, low computational cost,(More)
Transformer design optimization is determined by minimizing the transformer cost taking into consideration constraints imposed both by international specifications and customer needs. The main purpose of this work is the development and validation of an optimization technique based on a parallel mixed integer nonlinear programming methodology in conjunction(More)
Thermal performance in oil-immersed power transformers is governed by the flow of oil, acting both as an electrical insulator and a medium for the transfer of heat generated in the core and windings towards the tank and the surrounding air. This paper presents the development of an advanced three-dimensional (3D) finite element model for the coupled(More)
In this article, an efficient model for the finite element analysis of distribution transformers is presented. In this model, a particular reduced scalar potential formulation is adopted, necessitating no prior source field calculation, reducing significantly the computational effort of the magnetic field sources calculation. This formulation, in(More)
— The present paper describes an overview of the classical design methodology of three phase, wound core power transformers. Moreover, advanced numerical techniques, based on the two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) finite element method (FEM), have been applied for the calculation of the power transformer equivalent circuit parameters (leakage(More)
This paper compares the application of two deterministic and three nondeterministic optimization algorithms to global transformer design optimization (TDO). Two deterministic optimization algorithms (mixed-integer nonlinear programming and heuristic algorithm) are compared to three nondeterministic approaches (harmony search, differential evolution, and(More)
Power transformer analysis and design focussing on the equivalent circuit parameter evaluation by magnetic field numerical calculation is presented. The proposed method adopts a particular reduced scalar potential formulation enabling 3D magnetostatic problem solution. This method, necessitating no source field calculation, in conjunction with a mixed(More)