Multiobjective Optimization for HTS Fault-Current Limiters Based on Normalized Simulated Annealing


This paper presents an improved simulated annealing (SA) algorithm for multiobjective optimization, which is a positive approach in the design of high-temperature superconducting (HTS) fault-current limiters (SFCLs). The main goal of this paper is to achieve an effective and feasible approach in the structural design of HTS FCLs by means of multiobjective decision-making techniques, based on normalized SA. The combination of electrical and thermal models of a purpose-designed resistive-type HTS FCL is defined as a component in PSCAD/EMTDC simulations from which the proposed method will be used to optimize the selective parameters of the SFCL. The above requires the need of advanced numerical techniques for simulation studies by PSCAD on a sample distribution system for determining a global optimum HTS FCL, by considering individual parameters and accounting for the constraints, which is the main motivation for initiating this paper.