Main Article Content
The numerical solution of transient stability problems is a key element for electrical power system operation. The classical model for multi-machine systems is defined as a set of non-linear differential equations for the rotor speed and the generator angle for each electrical machine, this mathematical model is usually known as the swing equations. This paper presents how to use direct Richardson extrapolation of several orders for the numerical solution of the swing equations and compares it with other commonly used implicit and explicit solvers such as Runge-Kutta, trapezoidal, Shampine and Radau methods. A numerical study on a simple three machine system is used to illustrate the performance and implementation of algebraic Richardson extrapolation coupled to several solution methods. Normally, the order of accuracy of any numerical solution can be increased when Richardson Extrapolation is used. A numerical example is provided for an electrical grid consisting of three machines and nine buses undergoing a disturbance. It is shown that in this case Richardson extrapolation effectively increases the order of accuracy of the explicit methods making them competitive with the implicit methods.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).