Windsyn; Universal machines with manufacturer's input

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Windsyn; Universal machines with manufacturer's input


Windsyn is a program developed by Gabor Furst, Vancouver-Canada. The program takes the manufacturers data as input and fits an electrical machine model including proper startup parameters and control. The following types of machines are supported:

Induction machine; wound rotor

Induction machine; single cage rotor

Induction machine; double cage rotor

Induction machine; deep bar rotor


Synchronous machine; salient rotor d-axis damping

Synchronous machine; salient rotor d- and q-axis damping

Synchronous machine; round rotor d- and q-axis damping


The machine model implements a mechanical system with a single mass, but the mechanical torque node is available for manual connection of more masses. All machines are assumed to be linear.


ATPDraw embedded


In ATPDraw 5.7 the approach in Windsyn is directly embedded in ATPDraw without any external requirements.

Induction machine and synchronous machines appear as two separated components; UMIND and UMSYN respectively.

Both components are found in the Selection menu under Machines|Induction WU/Synchronous WU.

Both machines require manufacturers data, and offer flexible start-up options.

This component can be mixed with other Universal Machine components. The UM number is managed by ATPDraw and presented to the user in an disabled edit box. This number is used in the plotting program to identify the machine. There are no external files associated with the embedded windsyn variant and these components works as any other component (edit, grouping). $Parameters are disabled since the values are used in internal calculations. Consult the Universal Machine section of the RuleBook for restrictions for common bus and load.

Automatic start-up: ATP|Settings/Switch&UM. Specify Initial slip [%] (positive for motor)

Manual start-up (ramp): ATP|Settings/Switch&UM. Specify Initial load [pu] (positive for motor)

There is no need to recalculate parameters when changing start-up mode.

Compensation/Prediction: No changes required inside the model if solution method changes.

Both the induction and the synchronous machines have an embedded Governor for active power or speed control. The user can choose either simplified hydro or generic governors.


Induction machine


In the induction machine there is a fitting process based on power factor, efficiency, starting current and torque, rated current and slip and maximum torque. The fitting is automatically performed when the user clicks on the 'Fit & View' button. This brings up the induction machine fitting dialog.


To the left comes the 7 fitting parameters where the Entered values can be modified and the Fitted values are the best values possible. The user can tune the Weight values to modify the fit. Note that the external windsyn program relaxed the slip in the fitting of induction machines.

In order to get the expected power output, the rated current fitting is most important. Reducing the weight of the slip helps in fitting the other parameters (this is what always is done in the external Windsyn).

The default weight of the maximum torque (Tmax) is zero as this typically is the most uncertain parameter. To the right is the resulting electrical parameters used in the Universal Machine model.


The fitting is based on analyzing the following circuits at start-up (Ist, Tst, s=1) and rated power (Is=1, pf, eff, s):


  Rs      Xs       Xr                Rs    Xs+Xr    

--/\/\/\--0000-----0000---        --/\/\/\--0000-----------------

                0       \                          0       \    \

                0       /                          0       /    / R2/s

             Xm 0  R1/s \                       Xm 0  R1/s \    0

                0       /                          0       /    0 X2

--------------------------        -------------------------------

a) Wound and single cage rotors   b)Double cage and deep-bar rotors


The following object function is minimized based on a gradient method:


OF(Xs,Xm,Rst,s)= w[1]*sqr(1-pfc/pf) + w[2]*sqr(1-effc/eff) + w[3]*sqr(1-Istc/Ist) + w[4]*sqr(1-Tstc/Tst) + w[5]*sqr(1-Is/1)+w[6]*sqr(1-s/slip) + w[7]*sqr(1-Tmaxc/Tmax);

where the index 'c' stands for calculated quantities and w[i] are the weights.

The stator resistance is not a free variable here as it is linked closely to the efficiency and the power factor. The equivalent rotor resistance at startup Rst is used in the fitting. The slip, s, is a free variable, possibly forced to the rated value, slip.



For induction machines specify




Synchronous machine


The calculation of electrical parameters is automatically performed when the machine data is written to the final ATP file. The Canay reactance is assumed equal to the leakage inductance and the zero sequence reactance is ignored. Calculation shown for round rotor with DQ dampers:




 Rs:= (1-Efficiency)*Zbase

 Ls:=  Xl*Zbase/omega    

 Lmd:= (Xd-Xl)*Zbase/omega

 Lmq:= (Xq-Xl)*Zbase/omega

 Lfd:= (Xd-Xl)*(Xd'-Xl)/(Xd-Xd')*Zbase/omega

 Lkd:= (Xd'-Xl)*(Xd''-Xl)/(Xd'-Xd'')*Zbase/omega

 Lfq:= Xq-Xl)*(Xq'-Xl)/(Xq-Xq')*Zbase/omega

 Lkq:= (Xq'-Xl)*(Xq''-Xl)/(Xq'-Xq'')*Zbase/omega;//

 If 'Rfd' is not given directly:

 Rfd:= (Lfd+Lmd)/Td0

 Rkd:= (Lkd+Lmd)/Td0''

 Rfq:= (Lkq+Lmq)/Tq0

 Rkq:= (Lfq+Lmq)/Tq0''

 If 'If' is not given directly:

 If:= Power/Voltage/(Xd-Xl)



For synchronous machines specify