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Research Article

Optimization of the Switch Mechanism in a Circuit Breaker Using MBD Based Simulation

Table 3

Optimization results.
(a)

Initial valueOptimum value

(mm)015.0
(mm)0−3.5
(mm)05.0
(deg)0−28.5
(deg)0−28.5

(b)

Optimization

Opening time of
existing mechanism
10.86 ms
Opening time of
optimal mechanism
8.16 ms
Reduced time2.7 ms
Improvement (%)24.8
Total computing time3.2 hours