Transient stability of power systems containing both synchronous and induction machines

Transient stability of power systems containing both synchronous and induction machines

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A method is described of calculating the effect of large induction motors on the transient performance of a multimachine power system under fault conditions. The representation of an induction motor is similar to that used for synchronous machines, and is therefore suitable for describing composite systems. The method is based on Park's equations and, unlike earlier methods, allows for the ‘deep-bar effect’ usually present in large cage induction motors. The most accurate result is obtained by using the full set of equations, but more approximate methods using simplified equations are considered. The method is verified by tests on model machines connected by impedances representing transmission lines. Preliminary tests were made on a simple system comprising an induction motor connected to an infinite busbar through an impedance, and were followed by tests on a composite system containing a synchronous machine and an induction motor connected in parallel parts of the system. The results slow that good results are obtained with the accurate calculation which, however, requires a large amount of computer time, but that any approximation introduces considerable error.


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