Guidelines for modeling power electronics in electric power engineering applications

TitleGuidelines for modeling power electronics in electric power engineering applications
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsGole, A. M., A. Keri, C. Kwankpa, E. W. Gunther, H. W. Dommel, I. Hassan, J. R. Marti, J. A. Martinez, K. G. Fehrle, L. Tang, M. F. McGranaghan, O. B. Nayak, P. F. Ribeiro, R. Iravani, and R. Lasseter
JournalPower Delivery, IEEE Transactions on
Pagination505 -514
Date Publishedjan.
Keywordsadjustable speed drives, Circuit analysis computing, computational tool, digital computer programs, digital simulation, electric power engineering applications, EMTP, HVDC power transmission, HVDC terminal, industrial system, power electronic devices simulation, power electronic sub-systems simulation, power electronics, power electronics modeling, power system control, PWM invertors, PWM voltage source inverter, PWM VSI, semiconductor device models, semiconductor switching devices, shunt compensation, snubber treatment, snubbers, switching circuits, utility system, variable speed drives, voltage notching

This paper presents a summary of guidelines for modeling power electronics in various power engineering applications. This document is designed for use by power engineers who need to simulate power electronic devices and sub-systems with digital computer programs. The guideline emphasizes the basic issues that are critical for successfully modeling power electronics devices and the interface between power electronics and the utility or industrial system. The modeling considerations addressed in this guideline are generic for all power electronics modeling independent of the computational tool. However, for the purposes of illustration, the simulation examples presented are based on the EMTP or EMTP type of programs. The procedures used to implement power electronics models in these examples are valuable for using other digital simulation tools


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