Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Mazzola, Michael

Committee Member

Haupt, Tomasz A.

Committee Member

Fu, Yong

Date of Degree

1-1-2016

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

James Worth Bagley College of Engineering

Department

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Abstract

Dynamic simulation of a large-scale electric power system involves solving a large number of differential algebraic equations (DAEs) every simulation time-step. With the ever-growing size and complexity of power grid, dynamic simulation becomes more and more time-consuming and computationally difficult using conventional sequential simulation techniques. This thesis presents a fully distributed approach intended for implementation on High Performance Computer (HPC) clusters. A novel, relaxation-based domain decomposition algorithm known as Parallel-General-Norton with Multiple-port Equivalent (PGNME) is proposed as the core technique of a two-stage decomposition approach to divide the overall dynamic simulation problem into a set of sub problems that can be solved concurrently. While the convergence property has traditionally been a concern for relaxation-based decomposition, an estimation mechanism based on multiple-port network equivalent is adopted as the preconditioner to enhance the convergence of the proposed algorithm. The algorithm is presented in detail and validated both in terms of accuracy and capability

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/19911

Comments

Power System Dynamic Simulation||Transient Stability||Domain Decomposition||Instantaneous Relaxation

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