Development of AC/DC hybrid simulation for operator training simulator in railway system

Yoon Sung Cho, Hansang Lee, Gilsoo Jang

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Operator training simulator, within a training environment designed to understand the principles and behavior of the railway system with respect to operator's entries and predefined scenario, can provide a very strong benefit in facilitating operators' handling undesired operations. This simulator consists of computer system and applications, and the purpose of applications is to generate the power and voltage and analyze the AC substation and DC railway, respectively. This paper describes a novel approach to the new techniques for AC/DC hybrid simulation for the operator training simulator in the railway system. We first propose the structure the database of railway system. Then, topology processing and power flow using a linked-list method based on the proposed database, full or decoupled newton-rapshon methods are presented. Finally, the interface between the analysis for AC substation using a newton-rapshon method and the analysis for DC railway system using a time-interval power flow method is described. We have verified and tested the developed algorithm through the extensive testing for the proposed test system. To demonstrate the validity of the developed algorithm, comparative simulations between the proposed algorithm and PSS/E for the test system were conducted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-59
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Electrical Engineering and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan


  • AC/DC hybrid simulation
  • Electric railway system
  • Operator training simulator
  • Power flow analysis
  • Topology processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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