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Synchronous generator control: from the traditional perspective to the ICAD framework

Ugalde Loo, Carlos Ernesto, Vanfretti, L., Liceaga-Castro, E. and Acha, E. 2006. Synchronous generator control: from the traditional perspective to the ICAD framework. Presented at: International Control Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, 30 August - 1st September 2006. International Control Conference (ICC2006) Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, 30th August to 1st September 2006. Glasgow: University of Strathclyde Publishing, pp. 229-234.

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Automatic voltage regulators and turbine-governors are standard control features in gridconnected synchronous generators. In this paper their performance is evaluated using Individual Channel Analysis and Design. The great benefits of this approach in control system design tasks are elucidated and contrasted to those provided by block diagram representations. Several models of synchronous generators are critically assessed, with reference to a one-machine infinite bus system, and recommendations are made for use in small-signal stability studies. Moreover, careful analysis of the multivariable structure function helps to explain, formally, why some operating conditions of the control system are more critical than others. Two kinds of studies are considered in the paper: one assesses operation under various power factor conditions and the other under a varying tie-line reactance. The performance of conventional controllers is compared with a proposed controller arising from the analysis of the plant dynamical structure.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Uncontrolled Keywords: Synchronous Generator; Multivariable Control; Robustness
Publisher: University of Strathclyde Publishing
ISBN: 0947649549
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:20

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