The use of a real-time simulator for the control of a dynamometer for testing electrical machines is described. The simulator computes the torque to be applied to the test machine using a dynamic load model appropriate to the application and computes the required control signals to get that torque by means of a feedback control algorithm. The simulator also controls the test, manages data acquisition and monitors the progress of the test for safety and institutes a shut-down procedure if a dangerous or unexpected condition develops.
S. Woodruff, M. Steurer, In Proc. SCI 2004, Orlando USA, July 2004, Paper No. S874EP
KEYWORDS: Power systems, control, hardware-in-the-loop testing, real-time simulation, dynamometer