Code No: RR420202

Set No. 1

IV B.Tech II Semester Supplimentary Examinations, May 2008 HVDC TRANSMISSION (Electrical & Electronic Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. (a) What are the different applications of HVDC transmission system? Explain them in detail. (b) With neat sketches explain the different kinds of D.C. links available. [8+8] 2. Draw the circuit diagram voltage and current wave form of a 3-φ, 6 pulse uncontrolled bridge rectifier and derive the expression for: (a) Average DC Voltage (b) Total VA rating of valves and transformer. 3. Discuss in detail, the control characteristics of a converter. [8+8] [16]

4. Describe the method of Compensation of reactive power in HVDC substation .Draw simple single line schematics for each. [16] 5. Obtain the mathematical model of a d.c. network and d.c. converter, including converter controller. [16] 6. Write short notes on: (a) Protection against over voltages (b) Commutation failure in inverter (c) Arc through. [5+6+5]

7. Give reasons for selecting star-star and star-delta transformer configuration instead of two star-star configurations for 12 pulse converter. Derive an equation for primary current. [16] 8. What are the various types of filters that are employed in HVDC converter station? Discuss them in detail. [16] ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

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Code No: RR420202

Set No. 2

IV B.Tech II Semester Supplimentary Examinations, May 2008 HVDC TRANSMISSION (Electrical & Electronic Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. What is the need for interconnection of systems? Explain the merits of connecting HVAC systems by HVDC tie-lines? [16] 2. Draw a schematic of a 6 pulse converter circuit and derive from fundamentals, the expression for voltage and currents for the operation of convertor as a rectifier and inverter with relevant waveforms. [16] 3. Write short notes on the following: (a) Constant Alpha control (b) Inverse cosine control. 4. With block diagram, discuss the principle of operation of a basic power controller. [16] 5. (a) Derive the mathematical model of d.c. link controllers of a d.c. link. (b) Write the mathematical model of a d.c. converter. [8+8] [8+8]

6. (a) Explain the fault clearing process in H.V.D.C. poles. Explain how are the H.V.D.C. equipment protected against prolonged short circuit currents though there is no H.V.D.C. circuit breaker on H.V.D.C. pole side. (b) Explain the protection provided for DC line. 7. Write short notes on the following: (a) Telephone influence factor. (b) Harmonic distortion. 8. What are the various types of filters that are employed in HVDC converter station? Discuss them in detail. [16] ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ [10+6] [8+8]

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Code No: RR420202

Set No. 3

IV B.Tech II Semester Supplimentary Examinations, May 2008 HVDC TRANSMISSION (Electrical & Electronic Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. Draw a schematic diagram of a typical HVDC converter station and explain the functions of various components available. [16] 2. (a) Clearly explain how harmonics are produced and obtain the expression for rms value of the fundamental component of the current. (b) Obtain a relation between firing angle and power factor angle in a 3-φ bridge rectifier. [8+8] 3. Write short notes on the following: (a) Combined characteristics of Rectifier and Inverter (b) Constant - Minimum - Ignition -Angle Control 4. Write a note on the following sources of reactive power: (a) Synchronous condensers (b) Static VAR system. [8+8] [8+8]

5. Derive and explain the solution of AC/DC load flow problem using simultaneous method. [16] 6. (a) State and explain why H.V.D.C. circuit breakers are not necessary in main poles of H.V.D.C. system. (b) Sketch a complete single line diagram of D.C. side of H.V.D.C. substation and indicate various surge arresters. [8+8] 7. How do you estimate the harmonic order based upon pulse number of HVDC converter station? Give a detailed harmonic analysis of a 12 pulse converter for characteristic harmonics. [16] 8. What are the various types of filters that are employed in HVDC converter station? Discuss them in detail. [16] ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

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Code No: RR420202

Set No. 4

IV B.Tech II Semester Supplimentary Examinations, May 2008 HVDC TRANSMISSION (Electrical & Electronic Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. (a) What are the different applications of HVDC transmission system? Explain them in detail. (b) With neat sketches explain the different kinds of D.C. links available. [8+8] 2. Draw the schematic diagram of a typical HVDC converter station with 2 six pulse converter units and explain the function of each component. [16] 3. With circuit diagram, explain the principle of operation of firing angle control scheme. [16] 4. What is meant by reactive power control? Explain in detail. How it is achieved. [16] 5. Obtain the mathematical model of a d.c. network and d.c. converter, including converter controller. [16] 6. Explain the difference between A.C. circuit breaker and H.V.D.C. circuit breaker. State the principle of artificial current zero employed in H.V.D.C. circuit breakers. State the events occurring in the entire fault clearing process using such a breaker. [16] 7. What is the reason for using star-star and star-delta transformer configurations for 12 pulse converter. Derive an equation for primary current using fourier analysis. [16] 8. Derive an equation for harmonic voltage and current for single tuned filter and discuss the influence of network admittance on design aspects. [16] ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

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