Clark School Home UMD

ISR Events Calendar

Event Information

MBSE Colloquium: Nelson Martins, "Power System Damping Control"
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
2:00 p.m.
1146 A V Williams Bldg
For More Information:
Kimberly Edwards

Model-Based Systems Engineering Colloquium

Recent Results in Power System Damping Control and RLC Network Model Order Reduction

Nelson Martins
CEPEL (Brazilian Electrical Energy Research Center)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Host: Alireza Khaligh

The presentation will address two topics related to modal analysis and control of power systems, the  first being the development of a modal stabilizer for the independent damping control of aggregate generator and   intraplant modes in multigenerator power plants. A modal 2-channel power system stabilizer structure is proposed.   One channel is designed to damp only the aggregate generator electromechanical mode while the other is designed to   damp only the intraplant modes. It is analytically demonstrated that the dynamics of the two channels are decoupled   by the feedback design. The second topic covered in the talk concerns modal equivalents for transmission networks   containing distributed parameter lines. The modeling of large RLC networks is initially described in the Differential-  Algebraic Equations (DAE) formulation, also known as the Descriptor System formulation, followed by the Y(s)   formulation, which enables the rigorous modeling of generic RLC networks incorporating distributed parameter   transmission lines. The Sequential Multivariable Dominant Pole Algorithm (SMDPA) is introduced for computing   the dominant poles and residue matrices associated with multivariable transfer functions of infinite systems. This   algorithm is effectively used to obtain true modal equivalents for infinite systems, over a specified frequency   window, as verified using detailed results for two test power systems: the IEEE 34-bus and the 118-bus systems.   Comparative results show that the new algorithm is much more cost-effective for accurate model order reduction   than using well-established algorithms. 

Dr. Martins has been with CEPEL, the Brazilian Electrical Energy Research Center, Rio de Janeiro,   since 1978, developing methods and computer tools for power system analysis, dynamics and control, and   specialized eigensolution methods. He is the originator and long-time developer of the widely used small-signal   stability software PacDyn, was Technical Director (2001-2003), and currently Research Consultant, Electrical Power   Systems, as well as Assistant to the Director General of CEPEL. He served on many working groups on power   systems analysis, operations and blackouts for Brazil and for the IEEE. His recognitions include Distinguished   Member of CIGRE (2002), the CIGRE Technical Committee Award (2007), IEEE Fellow (1998), the IEEE-PES   PSDP Technical Committee Prize Paper Award (2013), the IEEE PES Prabha Kundur Power System Dynamics and   Control Award (2015), and being elected a Foreign Member of the US National Academy of Engineering (2015). Dr.   Martins has published widely, and has regularly supervised PhD and MSc students in collaboration with faculty   colleagues. He has delivered brief power system dynamics and control courses in 19 countries. He completed his   BSc (1972) at University of Brasilia, and the MSc (1974) and PhD (1978) degrees from UMIST. A list of his   publications and additional information may be found at:


This Event is For: Graduate • Undergraduate • Faculty • Post-Docs • Alumni

Browse Events By Calendar

Calendar Home

« Previous Month    Next Month »

September 2017
1 2 w
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 w
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 w
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 w
24 25 26 27 28 29 30 w

Search Events

ISR lecture and seminar series

Distinguished Lecturer Series
Intelligent Automation Inc. Colloquia Series
Microsystems Seminar Series
Lockheed Martin Robotics Seminar Series
Advanced Networks Colloquia Series
Model-Based Systems Engineering Colloquia Series

Submit an event to the ISR calendar Click here

News links

Current news
Search news
News archives