Jean Bélanger

Real-time Simulation of Electrical Vehicle Motor Drives on a PC Cluster

Publication date : Dec 2002
Paper File : epe2003_paper.pdf



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Simon Abourida, Jean Bélanger, Christian Dufour,

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This paper presents a real-time motor drive simulator capable to accurately simulate a double IGBT bridge inverter connected to an induction motor through an inter phase transformer. The simulator also includes a DC link model with regeneration capability and two choppers. The paper will detail the implementation of the model and simulation results and timing. The whole system, with external I/O IGBT fiber optic gate signals, executes in real-time at 80 µs time step under the RT-LAB real-time distributed simulation software on a PC cluster composed of three Pentium processors running at 1 GHz.

Real-Time Simulation of Doubly Fed Induction Generator for Wind Turbine Applications

Publication date : Sep 2004
Paper File : dufour_windturbinepaper2004.pdf



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Jean Bélanger, Christian Dufour,

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This paper describes a real-time simulator of wind turbine generator system suitable for controller design and tests. The simulated generator is a grid-connected doubly fed induction machine with back-to-back PWM voltage source vector control of the rotor. The simulator is based on RT-LAB real-time simulation platform that allows for easy model-to-real-time-target design from Simulink models. The paper puts special emphasis on the fixed-step simulation problematic of kHz-range PWM inverter drives and the techniques used in the real-time simulator to accurately simulate those drives.

Real-Time Simulation of Averaged Models of Power Converters Part 3

Publication date : Nov 2000
Paper File : power_converter_3.pdf



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Nicolas Léchevin, Jean Bélanger, Guillaume Murere,

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This application note (Part 3) explains the design and optimization of fast PWM energy conversion control systems is time-consuming when the power electronics converters (PEC) are simulated in detail. Variable-step integration algorithms, or fixed time step integration at every microsecond, are required.

Real-Time Simulation of Averaged Models of Power Converters Part 2

Publication date : Nov 2000
Paper File : power_converter_2.pdf



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Nicolas Léchevin, Jean Bélanger, Guillaume Murere,

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This application note (Part 2) reports the results of a study conducted to see whether averaged models can be used to study electromagnetic transients, either caused by a large disturbance in the control system, or by faults in the power circuits.

Real-Time Simulation of Averaged Models of Power Converters, Part. 1

Publication date : Oct 2000
Paper File : power_converter_1.pdf



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Nicolas Léchevin, Jean Bélanger, Guillaume Murere,

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This application note (Part 1) explains that in rapid control prototyping of power converter systems, real-time simulation of power-converter and controller models is highly desirable.

Real-Time Simulation of a Complete PMSM Drive a 10 µs Time-Step

Publication date : Feb 2005
Paper File : 2005_IPEC_MelcoPMSMDriveSim_10us.pdf



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Tetsuaki Nagano, Simon Abourida, Masaya Harakawa, Jean Bélanger, Hisanori Yamasaki, Christian Dufour,

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This paper presents a description and results of the fastest-ever-reported, PC-based real-time (RT) simulator of an AC drive. The RT simulator is used to simulate a complete PMSM drive circuit in a Hardware-In-The-Loop (HIL) application. This consists of a PMSM fed by a 3-phase IGBT inverter, a DC link capacitor and a 3-phase diode bridge. This drive model runs on RT-LAB electric drive simulator and is connected to an external controller by analog and digital inputs and outputs for closed loop operation. The main innovation in this work is that the real-time simulation cycle is as low as 10 μs, which constitutes –to our knowledge- the shortest RT simulation time step ever reported for electric drives with this level of details in modeling the drive circuit.

Real-time Simulation of a 48-Pulse GTO STATCOM Compensated Power System on a Dual-Xeon PC using RT-LAB

Publication date : May 2005
Paper File : ipst05paperv6.pdf



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Jean Bélanger, Christian Dufour,

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This paper reports on the real-time simulation of a 48-pulse GTO STATCOM static compensator with RT-LAB Electrical System Simulator using Linux PC-based, multi-processor technology. The power system has 3 buses and 3 transmission lines and is modeled with SimPowerSystems blockset for Simulink and specialized GTO models that provide an effective method to handle the large number of switches in the STATCOM. Using a 2.4 GHz Dual-Xeon PC running RedHawk™ Real-Time Linux®, the STATCOM and the power system are simulated in real-time with a time step of 36 µs. This paper demonstrates that modern and complex power electronic system controllers can be effectively tested and optimized using affordable and accurate real-time simulation technologies.

Real-Time PC-Based Simulator of Electric Systems and Drives

Publication date : Feb 2002
Paper File : apec2002_pc_simulator.pdf



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Simon Abourida, Nicolas Léchevin, Jean Bélanger, Guillaume Murere, Christian Dufour, Biao Yu,

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This paper presents a novel computer-based tool for real-time simulation and rapid control prototyping of power electronic systems and drives. The tool consists of innovative algorithmic software (ARTEMIS) for the fixed-time-step simulation of stiff electric circuits, and a real-time laboratory package (RT-LAB) for the execution of a Simulink block diagram and circuits over a cluster of PCs, for fully digital real-time simulation or hardware-in-the-loop applications.

Real-Time Digital Simulation and Control Laboratory for Distributed Power Electronic Generation and Distribution

Publication date : Nov 2005
Paper File : hsc2005.pdf



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Simon Abourida, Jean Bélanger, Christian Dufour,

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Complex power generation and distribution systems are needed on board spacecrafts, all electric warships, hybrid electric vehicles, distributed energy systems and other applications requiring compact, flexible autonomous energy generation systems. Several generators and complex active loads will be interconnected through power electronic distribution systems that must be designed to ensure voltage quality and system security under several normal and abnormal operating conditions.

Real-Time Closed-Loop Control of a 6-Pulse Rectifier with Switching-Event Compensation in Artemis

Publication date : Sep 2001
Paper File : app_ac_dc_converter.pdf



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Simon Abourida, Jean Bélanger, Christian Dufour,

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This short paper presents the results of testing ARTEMIS™ Advanced Real-Time Electro-Mechanical Transient Simulator on the simulation of a 6-pulse thyristor converter. The tests highlight the ARTEMIS Discrete-Time Compensation of Switching Events (DTCSE) and the RT-Events algorithms, showing that they yield faster and more precise fixed-time-step simulation of the power-system apparatus. This paper focuses on the open-loop characterization and the real-time closed-loop discrete control of a 6-pulse thyristor converter using the ARTEMIS DTCSE algorithm.

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