Committee Chair

Ofoli, Abdul R.

Committee Member

Eltom, Ahmed H.; Sisworahardjo, Nurhidajat; Sutton, William H.; Walker, Randy

Department

Dept. of Engineering

College

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

This study is aimed to model and develop a stable test bed for a wind farm composed of six doubly-fed induction generators (DFIGs) connected to a distribution system based on the OPAL-RT’s eMEGASim® real-time digital simulator. The system in this research consists of a 9 MW wind farm, an average SimpowerSystems® DFIG wind turbine, connected to a 13.8 kV IEEE 14 bus distribution network. A Simulink model was designed and built using SimPowerSystem Simulink of Matlab R2011a. Most of existing studies on the simulation relevant to wind power mainly focus on off-line simulation. Therefore, the model has been rebuilt on the RT-LAB environment based on the OPAL-RT’s eMEGASim® real-time digital simulator to test the wind farm performance at the same rate as actual time. After running the model on eMEGASim® real-time digital simulator, some studies such as three-phase to ground fault and voltage sag have been made to test the response of the model.

Acknowledgments

In the name of God, Allah the merciful, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge, with my sincere gratitude, to my adviser, and committee chairman, Dr. Abdul R Ofoli for his advice, motivation, and patience throughout the development of this thesis paper. His guidance steered me toward completing my research and writing it. Secondly, I gratefully acknowledge the support, encouragement and guidance of my thesis committee members: Dr. Ahmed Eltom and Dr. Nurhidajat Sisworahardjo. Their comments gratefully influenced my understanding for achieving the desired results. Finally, I would like to thank my family, my wife, and my friends for their constant support, faithful prayers, and trust worthy friendship during my academic study. Thank you all.

Degree

M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.

Date

5-2014

Subject

Wind turbines -- Computer simulation

Keyword

Wind energy conversion system; Wind turbine generators; Rotor-side converter control for DFIG, Grid-side converter control for DFIG; RT-LAB™ overview; ARTEMIS; RT-LAB modeling; Execute the model under RT-LAB

Document Type

Masters theses

Extent

xii, 67 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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