Dynamic generator model

The operation of a (synchronous) generator is based on the Maxwell's second equations or equivalently, Faraday's law of electromagnetic induction. This law states that when the field is excited and rotated, voltages will be induced in the three stator phases.

Rotor

Rotor

Figure 3.24: Schematic representation of an elementary three-phase, two-pole synchronous generator.

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The fields produced by the stator winding currents are assumed to be sinusoidally distributed around the airgap. This assumption ignores the space harmonics and as a result, the induced stator voltages (or electromagnetic force EMF) will vary sinusoidally with time. In steady-state, the three sine waves will be displaced 120° electrical degrees in time as a result of the phases being displaced 120° in space. Using generator sign convention, the stator currents are defined positive flowing out of the machines terminals and the expressions for the induced stator voltages become

with Ra, Rb, and Rc the resistance of stator a-phase, 5-phase and c-phase, ia, ib and ic the stator currents, and 'a, 'b and 'c the stator flux linkages respectively. The stator resistances are constant when skin effect and effects of temperature are neglected [219].

The equation for the field winding voltage is uf = —Rf • if d'f ~dT

with Rf, if and if the field winding resistance, current, and flux linkage respectively. The equations for the short-circuited (i.e. u1d = 0) direct-axis damper winding and short-circuited (i.e. u1q = 0) quadrature-axis damper winding are

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