Method, Algorithm and Module of a Parameter Estimation Program for Mathematical Models of Synchronous Generator and Excitation Systems

  • Stefan PaszekEmail author
  • Andrzej Boboń
  • Sebastian Berhausen
  • Łukasz Majka
  • Adrian Nocoń
  • Piotr Pruski
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 631)


This chapter presents a description of the method for parameter estimation of mathematical models of generating unit elements. The parameters of mathematical models of individual elements of generating units can be determined on the basis of analysis of dynamic waveforms caused by appropriate disturbances (measurement tests) of the steady state of the system. In the approximation process, these parameters are selected in such a way as to minimize the mean square error, defined for deviations between the measured waveforms and the waveforms calculated on the basis of mathematical models. Calculation of the parameters of synchronous generator models (in the d and q axes) and excitation systems (with optionally separated submodels of these systems) was brought to minimization of properly defined objective functions. A detailed description and analysis of the use of selected algorithms to minimize these objective functions are presented. The most effective algorithm was selected. It is the hybrid algorithm. This chapter also presents a module of the PARGU program developed for the parameter estimation of mathematical models which allows performing step by step all activities necessary to calculate the parameters of mathematical models of elements of generating units based on the dynamic waveforms measured in a power plant.


Parameter estimation algorithm Measurement tests Least squares method Objective function minimization Levenberg–Marquardt algorithm Genetic algorithm Hybrid algorithm 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Paszek
    • 1
    Email author
  • Andrzej Boboń
    • 2
  • Sebastian Berhausen
    • 3
  • Łukasz Majka
    • 4
  • Adrian Nocoń
    • 5
  • Piotr Pruski
    • 6
  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringSilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland
  2. 2.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringSilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland
  3. 3.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringSilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland
  4. 4.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringSilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland
  5. 5.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringSilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland
  6. 6.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringSilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland

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