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Analysis of Synchronous machine dynamics using a novel equivalent circuit model
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Electrical Machines and Power Electronics.
2009 (English)Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This thesis investigates simulation of synchronous machines using a novel Magnetic Equivalent Circuit (MEC) model. The proposed model offers sufficient detail richness for design calculations, while still keeping the simulation time acceptably short.

Different modeling methods and circuit alternatives are considered. The selected approach is a combination of several previous methods added with some new features. A detailed description of the new model is given. The flux derivative is chosen as the magnetic flow variable which enables a description with standard circuit elements. The model is implemented in dq-coordinates to reduce complexity and simulation time. A new method to reflect winding harmonics is introduced.

Extensive measurements have been made to estimate the traditional dq-model parameters. These in combination with analytical calculations are used to determine the parameters for the new MEC model.

The model is implemented using the Dymola simulation program. The results are evaluated by comparison with measurements and FEM simulations. Three different operation cases are investigated; synchronous operation, asynchronous start and inverter fed operation. The agreement with measurements and FEM simulations varies, but it is believed that it can be improved by more work on the parameter determination.

The overall conclusion is that the MEC method is a useful approach for detailed simulation of synchronous machines. It enables proper modeling of magnetic saturation, and promises sufficiently detailed results to enable accurate loss calculations. However, the experience is that the complexity of the circuits should be kept at a reasonable low level. It is believed that the practical problems with model structure, parameter determination and the simulation itself will otherwise be difficult to master.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH , 2009. , 98 p.
Trita-EE, ISSN 1653-5146 ; 2009:026
Keyword [en]
Synchronous machine, Equivalent circuit, Magnetic equivalent circuit model, Simulation model, Parameter determination
National Category
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-10510ISBN: 978-91-7415-314-9OAI: diva2:218615
2009-06-16, Q21, KTH, Osquldas väg 6, Stockholm, 10:00 (English)
Available from: 2009-06-08 Created: 2009-05-20 Last updated: 2010-10-07Bibliographically approved

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