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TRANSIENT STABILITY OF A ROTARY FREQUENCY CONVERTER FED RAILWAYINTERCONNECTED WITH A PARALLEL LOW FREQUENCY HIGH VOLTAGE TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR180021

Volume

181

Pages

10

Page Range

15 - 24

Published

2018

Size

296 kb

Author(s)

JOHN LAURY, MATH BOLLEN, LARS ABRAHAMSSON

Abstract

Using low frequency High Voltage Transmission systems (HV-T) in parallel with the catenary system strengthens the railway system by reducing the total impedance of the railway grid. A consequence of the reduced impedance is that converter stations are electrically closer to each other. Inside a converter station, different types of Rotary Frequency Converters (RFCs) are used. It is not well explored how different RFCs behaves and interacts with each other during and after a large disturbance, like a short circuit. The dynamics of an RFC are modelled by using the Anderson–Fouad model of a synchronous machine. The study presented in this paper investigates interactions inside and between converter stations, with different types of RFC, for an HV-T system in parallel with a Booster Transformer catenary system. The numerical simulation results show, for instance, that the main power oscillation take place inside a converter station with mixed configuration of RFC type after fault clearance.

Keywords

railway, low frequency, 16 (2/3) Hz, transient stability, rotary frequency converter, RFC, high voltage transmission, BT, power oscillations, synchronous