By Topic

MatDyn, A New Matlab-Based Toolbox for Power System Dynamic Simulation

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Stijn Cole ; Department of Electrical Engineering, K.U.Leuven, Leuven, Belgium ; Ronnie Belmans

In this paper, we present a new Matlab-based toolbox for power system analysis, called MatDyn. It is open-source software, and available for everyone to download. Its design philosophy is based on the well-known open-source Matlab toolbox MATPOWER, but its focus is transient stability analysis and time-domain simulation of power systems, instead of steady-state calculations. MatDyn's philosophy, design criteria, program structure, and implementation are discussed in detail. A trade-off is achieved between the flexibility of the program and readability of the code. MatDyn retains overall flexibility by, for instance, allowing user defined models, and custom integration methods. The software is validated by comparing its results with those obtained by the commercial grade power system analysis package, PSS/E. Despite the fact that MatDyn is fairly new, it has already been extensively used in research and education. This paper reports interesting results obtained with MatDyn in recent research that would be hard to obtain using commercial software.

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems  (Volume:26 ,  Issue: 3 )