Committee Chair

Karrar, Abdelrahman A.

Committee Member

Eltom, Ahmed H.; Disfani, Vahid R.

Department

Dept. of Electrical Engineering

College

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

This research develops and implements a method for decoupling real-time power networks using general-purpose personal computers. The industry of real-time simulation of power networks is mature, with few prominent players dominating the market. The implementation, however, is limited to specialized high-end hardware and software. This endeavor serves researchers and small-scale users interested in investigating real-time applications without making a significant investment. The methodology sheds additional light on the inner workings of real-time computing, particularly parallel processing via approaches like those published in scientific papers. The described method can be implemented on a PC with multiple cores using relatively few resources other than MATLAB/Simulink and a C++ development environment. The method was first evaluated using the IEEE 13 bus system, then implemented on the IEEE 123 bus system. It was found to require three processing cores to avoid overruns, compared to prior attempts on dedicated real-time hardware, which needed five cores.

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

12-2021

Subject

Decoupling (Mathematics); Electric power systems--Mathematical models

Keyword

real-time computing; decoupling

Document Type

Masters theses

DCMI Type

Text

Extent

x, 57 leaves

Language

English

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Date Available

6-30-2022

Available for download on Thursday, June 30, 2022

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