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Constant Power Load (Three-Phase)

Three-phase constant power load

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  • Simscape / Electrical / Passive

Description

The Constant Power Load (Three-Phase) block implements a constant power load for a three-phase supply.

The block outputs a nominal rated power as long as the voltage from the three-phase supply is equal to or greater than the value specified for the Minimum supply voltage (phase-to-phase RMS) parameter.

When the voltage from the three-phase supply drops below the value of Minimum supply voltage (phase-to-phase RMS), the load behaviour changes and the block models a load with constant impedance.

Equations

When the voltage from the three-phase supply is greater than the value specified for the Minimum supply voltage (phase-to-phase RMS) parameter, the block acts in constant PQ mode.

The active and reactive power are defined by:

P=32VpkIpkcos(φVφI)Q=32VpkIpksin(φVφI)

where:

  • Vpk is the voltage peak magnitude.

  • φI=φVatan(QP) is the phase of the current.

  • Ipk=23PVpkcos(φVφI) is the current peak magnitude.

When the voltage from the three-phase supply is less than or equal to the value specified for the Minimum supply voltage (phase-to-phase RMS) parameter, the block acts in constant Z mode.

The active and reactive power are defined by:

P=32Vpk2RR2+X2Q=32Vpk2XR2+x2

where:

  • R=VlineRMSminPP2+Q2 is the constant resistance.

  • X=VlineRMSminQP2+Q2 is the constant reactance.

  • Vline RMSmin is the Minimum supply voltage (phase-to-phase RMS).

Load-Flow Analysis

If the block is in a network that is compatible with frequency-time simulation mode, you can perform a load-flow analysis on the network. A load-flow analysis provides steady-state values that you can use to initialize a machine.

For more information, see Perform a Load-Flow Analysis Using Simscape Electrical and Frequency and Time Simulation Mode.

Ports

Conserving

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Expandable three-phase electrical port associated with the three-phase voltage.

Parameters

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Main

Active power consumed by the block.

Reactive power consumed by the block.

Minimum voltage, in phase-to-phase RMS, that the supply needs to give the block to act as a constant power load.

Faults

Select Yes to enable faults modeling and expose the associated parameters in the Faults section, which enables you to select the reporting method and specify the time at which the fault triggers.

Choose whether to issue an assertion when a fault occurs:

  • None — The block does not issue an assertion.

  • Warn — The block issues a warning.

  • Error — The simulation stops with an error.

Dependencies

To enable this parameter, set Enable open circuit fault to Yes.

Simulation time when the block enters the faulted state.

Dependencies

To enable this parameter, set Enable open circuit fault to Yes.

Conductance during the open-circuit state.

Dependencies

To enable this parameter, set Enable open circuit fault to Yes.

Extended Capabilities

C/C++ Code Generation
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Introduced in R2020b