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  • Large-Scale Real-Time Electromagnetic Transient Simulation of Power Systems Using Hardware Emulation on FPGAs
  • Chen, Yuan
  • English
  • Electromagnetic transients
    Power system
    Digital hardware simulation
  • Feb 29, 2012 2:24 PM
  • Thesis
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  • This thesis describes how FPGAs can be used for realizing real-time electromagnetic transient simulation of large-scale power systems using digital hardware emulation. Detailed parallel hardware modules for various power system components are described, including linear lumped RLCG elements, supply sources, circuit breakers. Hardware modules for transmission lines include traveling wave (Bergeron) model, frequency-dependent line model (FDLM), and universal line model (ULM). Various rotating electric machines are modeled using universal machine (UM) model. The network solution exploits sparse matrix techniques for improved efficiency. A novel parallelled EMT solution algorithm is described that accommodates the parallel FPGA architecture. For inclusion of nonlinear elements in power system, a parallel iterative nonlinear network solver is described that uses Newton-Raphson method both continuous and piecewise. Multiple FPGAs are utilized for real-time EMT emulation of large-scale power systems. A novel functional decomposition method is introduced to allocate the model components to the available hardware emulation modules in the FPGAs. All hardware arithmetic units designed are deeply pipelined to achieve highest computation throughput. 32-bit floating-point number representation is used for high accuracy throughout the EMT simulation. The whole design is based on VHDL for portability and extensibility.
  • X. Nie, Y. Chen, and V. Dinavahi, ``Real-time transient simulation based on a robust two-layer network equivalent'', IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 1771-1781, November 2007
    Y. Chen and V. Dinavahi, ``FPGA-based real-time EMTP'', IEEE Trans. on Power Delivery, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 892-902, April 2009
    Y. Chen and V. Dinavahi, ``An iterative real-time nonlinear electromagnetic transient solver on FPGA'', IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics, vol. 58, no. 6, pp. 2547-2555, June 2011.
    Y. Chen and V. Dinavahi, ``Digital hardware emulation of universal machine and universal line models for real-time electromagnetic transient simulation'', IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics, vol 59, no. 2, pp. 1300-1309, February 2012.
    Y. Chen and V. Dinavahi, ``Multi-FPGA digital hardware design for large-scale real-time EMT simulation of power systems'', submitted to IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics, pp. 1-8, 2011.
  • Doctoral
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Power Engineering and Power Electronics
  • Spring 2012
  • Dinavahi, Venkata (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Nowrouzian, Behrooz (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    Salmon, John (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    Knight, Andy (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    Sameoto, Dan (Mechanical Engineering)
    Marti, Jose R. (Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia)

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