Electrotechnical Systems: Simulation with Simulink® and SimPowerSystems™, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Electrotechnical Systems

Simulation with Simulink® and SimPowerSystems™, 1st Edition

By Viktor Perelmuter

CRC Press

450 pages | 399 B/W Illus.

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Filling a gap in the literature, Electrotechnical Systems: Simulation with Simulink® and SimPowerSystems™ explains how to simulate complicated electrical systems more easily using SimPowerSystems™ blocks. It gives a comprehensive overview of the powerful SimPowerSystems toolbox and demonstrates how it can be used to create and investigate models of both classic and modern electrotechnical systems.

Build from Circuit Elements and Blocks to System Models

Building from simple to more complex topics, the book helps readers better understand the principles, features, and detailed functions of various electrical systems, such as electrical drives, power electronics, and systems for production and distribution of electrical energy. The text begins by describing the models of the main circuit elements, which are used to create the full system model, and the measuring and control blocks. It then examines models of semiconductor devices used in power electronics as well as models of DC and AC motors. The final chapter discusses the simulation of power production and transmission systems, including hydraulic turbine, steam turbine, wind, and diesel generators. The author also develops models of systems that improve the quality of electrical energy, such as active filters and various types of static compensators.

Get a Deeper Understanding of Electrical Systems and How to Simulate Them

A companion CD supplies nearly 100 models of electrotechnical systems created using SimPowerSystems. These encompass adaptations of SimPowerSystems demonstrational models, as well as models developed by the author, including many important applications related to power electronics and electrical drives, which are not covered by the demonstrational models. In addition to showing how the models can be used, he supplies the theoretical background for each. Offering a solid understanding of how electrical systems function, this book guides readers to use SimPowerSystems to create and investigate electrical systems, including those under development, more effectively.


"Currently, no text book is available in this area. … of immense help to the students, researchers, and practicing engineers for simulation of these systems. … a comprehensive treatment of the subject … The book will be extremely valuable to the entire electrical engineering community"

—Dr. Bimal K. Bose, Life Fellow, IEEE, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

"The main strength of the book is the approximately 100 ready-to-run MATLAB-models for processes simulation in power supply systems with semiconductor converters and adjustable- speed drives."

—Professor Zhemrov, National Technical University "Kharkov Politechnic Institute," Ukraine

Table of Contents

Special Features of SimPowerSystems Models

General Characteristics

Graphical User Interface PowerGUI

Models of Power Circuit Devices

Electrical Sources

Impedances and Loads


Transmission Line Models


Measuring and Control Blocks

Measurement of Main Circuit Quantities

Meters with Employment of Simulink® Blocks

Control Blocks

Simulation of Power Electronics Devices

Models of Power Semiconductor Devices

Control Blocks for Power Electronics

Simulation of Converters With Thyristors

Simulation of a High-Voltage Direct Current Electric Power Transmission System

Simulation of Converters With Forced-Commutated Devices

Cascaded H-Bridge Multilevel Inverter Simulation

Four-Level Inverter with "Flying" Capacitor Simulation

Simulation of Z-Source Converters

Simulation of Resonant Inverters

Simulation of Modular Multilevel Converters

Simulation of Matrix Converters

Electric Machine and Electric Drive Simulation

Direct Current (DC) Motors and Drives

Induction Motors and Electric Drives

Synchronous Motors (SM) and Electric Drives

Synchronous Motor with Permanent Magnets

Switched Reluctance Motor Simulation

Mechanical Coupling Simulation

Power Production and Transmission Simulation

Computation of Transmission Line Parameters

Use of the Simplified SM Model

Simulation of Systems with Hydraulic-Turbine Generators

Simulation of Systems with Steam Turbine-Synchronous Generator

Simulation of Wind Generation Systems (WG)

Simulation of the Unit: Diesel—Squirrel-Cage IG

FACTS Simulation

List of the Models on CD


Chapters include references.

About the Author

Viktor M. Perelmuter has been working as a scientific advisor at the National Technical University’s Kharkov Polytechnic Institute and at the Research Electrotechnical Institute, Kharkov, Ukraine, since 2001. He is also a member of the IEEE. Along with his engineering activities, Perelmuter headed scientific work in the fields of electrical drives, power electronics, and control systems. He is the author or coauthor of nine books and more than 70 articles. He also holds 19 patents in the former USSR and Ukraine.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Electrical