Generalized Analytical Model for a Thyristor-Controlled Variable Inductor

Toyoji Himei, Senichiro Nakanishi, Shigeyuki Funabiki

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A generalized analytical model is presented for thyristor-controlled variable inductors. The proposed model can represent the performance of various types of thyristor phase-controlled variable inductors (VI's), e.g., conventional, UM-concept, magnetically coupled reactor, and asymmetrically firing control types, by introducing two parameters: m andδ. By means of numerical computation using this model, the characteristics of variable inductors can be clarified, and their characteristics can be compared with ease. This analytical model is very useful for deciding circuit configuration and design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)607-613
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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