Noniterative synchronous machine parameter identification from frequency response tests

TitleNoniterative synchronous machine parameter identification from frequency response tests
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsHenschel, S., and H. W. Dommel
JournalPower Systems, IEEE Transactions on
Pagination553 -560
Date Publishedmay.
Keywordsequivalent circuit parameters, equivalent circuits, frequency response, frequency response tests, frequency responses, initial estimate, machine theory, noniterative synchronous machine parameter identification, nonlinear equations solution, parameter estimation, standard curve fitting procedures, standstill frequency response tests, synchronous machines, transfer functions

In this paper, a method to identify synchronous machine parameters from standstill frequency response tests is presented. It is common practice to use iterative techniques first to match a set of time constants with the measured response, and then to solve a set of nonlinear equations to obtain the equivalent circuit parameters. However, there is a difficulty of specifying an initial parameter estimate before any iterations can commence. This problem is overcome by the method presented here, which is able to approximate machine parameters straightforwardly and without the need of iterating. It was found that the transfer functions produced by the calculated parameters very closely resemble the measured frequency responses. Should refinements of the solution become necessary, the obtained parameters will still serve as an excellent initial estimate for standard curve fitting procedures


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