Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.

Abstract

The goal of this project was to study the feasibility of supplying industrial and commercial electrical loads with DC power. A typical industrial building, with known wiring topology, was considered. A basic economic study demonstrates the advantages of DC technologies: reduced power loss and improved power loss and improved power factor. A second theoretical study describes a modern AC/DC converter that operates with near unity power factor and is the ideal solution to the proposed method.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Major

Electrical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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