A turbocharged diesel generator set model

A. R. Cooper, D. J. Morrow, K. D.R. Chambers

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8 Citations (Scopus)


Traditional generator models, most commonly representing large thermal plants, are simplified on the basis that they are not subjected to large fast-acting electrical transients. Typically these models use a fifth-order synchronous machine and a lower order prime mover model. Although these models are generally suitable for large power system analysis with relatively small-scale disturbances, when these models are used within small networks they cannot be expected to remain representative. When diesel gen-sets are used as a backup supply, they may be expected to supply full rating in a single step from no-load. In this application a gen-set will experience much larger speed and voltage transients than a large thermal plant and a high degree of modelling must take place.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 44th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC2009
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event44th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC2009 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 01 Sep 200904 Sep 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Universities Power Engineering Conference


Conference44th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC2009
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Automatic voltage regulator
  • AVR
  • Diesel
  • Gen-set
  • Generator set
  • Governor
  • Load acceptance
  • Model
  • Prime mover
  • Synchronous machine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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