Modeling of the Electric Arc Behavior of the Electric Arc Furnace

Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 195)


During the electric arc furnace operation appear disturbances, which can affect the other equipments that are connected to the same power network. So it is necessary to develop models for the electric arc which characterizes the electric arc behavior in order to identify methods and solutions through which the disturbances that appear in the power network can be reduced.

This paper presents two proposed models used to simulate the electric arc behavior of a 3-phase electric arc furnace which were implemented using the Simulink toolbox of Matlab. In order to facilitate the analysis of the influence of the model parameters, graphical user interfaces were implemented. Then, the simulation results were compared with known results.


electric arc furnace voltage-current characteristic electric arc model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuela Panoiu
    • 1
  • Caius Panoiu
    • 1
  • Loredana Ghiormez
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering and Industrial Informatics, Faculty of Engineering HunedoaraPolitehnica University of TimisoaraHunedoaraRomania
  2. 2.Faculty of Automation and ComputersPolitehnica University of TimişoaraHunedoaraRomania

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