Electric Generators

Marc Bodson, Electric Generators, independently published through Amazon,
ISBN: 979-8542666211,
June 2023.

Available at: 

Corrections: errata

Software labs

Experiments are performed using a variety of models in Matlab/Simulink.

Lab 1:   Introduction to Simulink with an RL circuit
(Problem 1.2)
            Simulink tutorial using Lab 1 (intro1.mp4) (intro2.mp4) (intro3.mp4)
Lab 2:   Wind power generation (Problems 1.3 and 1.4)
Lab 3:   DC generator (Problem 2.4)
Lab 4:   Self-excited DC generator (Problem 2.6)
Lab 5:   Single-phase AC power (Problem 3.1)
Lab 6:   Permanent-magnet synchronous generator (Problem 4.3)
Lab 7:   Squirrel-cage induction generator (Problem 5.4)
Lab 8:   Self-excited induction generator (Problem 5.5)
Lab 9:   Wound-field synchronous generator (Problem 6.4)
Lab 10:  Control of three-phase inverter (Problem 7.1)
Lab 11:  Doubly-fed induction generator (Problem 8.1)
Lab 12:  Dynamics of a wound-field synchronous generator (Problems 9.1 and 9.2)

Recommendations for the preparation of reports can be found at:
Example of a Matlab macro to plot a figure with adjustable font sizes and lines widths:
Note that properties of an existing figure can also be adjusted by clicking on File/Preferences/Figure Copy Template
Apply to Figure.

Simulation models

Blank simulation model: blank.mdl
Collection of Simulink blocks to simulate electric generators: generator_blocks.mdl
Wind turbine simulation: 
wind_turbine.mdl. Wind data file: wind.mat
Right-click on the file name and use "Save as" or "Save link as" to save the mdl and mat files.

Note: the models used for the software labs are designed to illustrate the properties discussed in the book and are not meant to represent accurately industrial systems.

Free reference for basics of systems and control

Textbook: Foundations of Control Engineering, available at: https://www.ece.utah.edu/~bodson/ifs/

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Last updated: June 8, 2023.