Main Content

Three-Winding Transformer (Three-Phase)

Three-phase linear nonideal wye- and delta-configurable three-winding transformer with saturation capability

  • Library:
  • Simscape / Electrical / Passive / Transformers

  • Three-Winding Transformer (Three-Phase) block

Description

The Three-Winding Transformer (Three-Phase) block represents a linear nonideal three-phase three-winding transformer that transfers electrical energy between two or more circuits through electromagnetic induction. The block includes linear winding leakage and linear core magnetization effects. You can parameterize the block impedance using per-unit values. The primary, first secondary , and second secondary winding types, delta-wye phase angle, and core types are configurable.

The configuration options for the primary and secondary winding types are:

  • Wye with floating neutral — Star or T configuration with Floating Neutral (Three-Phase)

  • Wye with neutral port — Star or T configuration with Neutral Port (Three-Phase)

  • Wye with grounded neutral — Star or T configuration with Grounded Neutral (Three-Phase)

  • Delta 1 o'clock — Mesh configuration with a lagging 30 degree phase shift relative to the voltage of a connected wye configuration

  • Delta 11 o'clock — Mesh configuration with leading 30 degree phase shift relative to the voltage of a connected wye configuration

Options for the core type are:

  • Three-phase five-limb

  • Three-phase three-limb

Although a three-limbs core is typically less expensive, a five-limb core offers these advantages:

  • Lower impedance for the zero-sequence component of current, that is between the line and neutral, in the case of an unbalanced load

  • Greater heat dissipation

Equations

Three-Limb Core

This block is implemented in the magnetic domain using basic magnetic reluctances, windings, and eddy currents blocks.

It is important to determine the relation between the electrical domain parameters from the block mask and the magnetic domain parameters used in the model:

  • n1 is the number of the primary winding turns.

  • n2 is the number of the first secondary winding turns.

  • n3 is the number of the second secondary winding turns.

  • Lm is the shunt magnetizing inductance.

  • L0 is the zero-sequence inductance.

  • Lp is the primary winding leakage inductance.

  • Ls1 is the first secondary winding leakage inductance.

  • Ls2 is the second secondary winding leakage inductance.

  • Rm is the shunt magnetizing resistance.

  • R is the magnetizing reluctance between phases.

    R=n12Lm

  • R0 is the zero sequence reluctance.

    R0=13n12L0Lp

  • Rl1 is the primary winding leakage reluctance.

    Rl1=n12Lp

  • Rl2 is the first winding secondary leakage reluctance.

    Rl2=n22Ls1

  • Rl3 is the second winding secondary leakage reluctance.

    Rl3=n32Ls2

  • Leddy is the conductance of eddy current loop

    Leddy=n12Rm

For three-winding transformers (three-phase), the coupling between different windings in each phase is identical.

Five-Limb Core

In the case of a five-limb transformer, the extra magnetic flux paths provided by the extra limbs can be represented by zero sequence reluctances, which are originally designed for magnetic paths through the air in the three-limb transformer.

In a five-limb model, the magnetic reluctances from the phases to the extra limbs are supposed to be equal to the magnetic reluctances between phases.

R=R0

Therefore we deduce:

R=R0=n12Lm

Display Options

You can display the transformer per-unit base values in the MATLAB® command window using the block context menu. To display the values, right-click the block and select Electrical > Display Base Values.

Variables

Use the Variables settings to specify the priority and initial target values for the block variables before simulation. For more information, see Set Priority and Initial Target for Block Variables.

Ports

Conserving

expand all

Expandable three-phase electrical conserving port associated with the three-phase, [a1 b1 c1], voltage of winding 1.

Electrical conserving port associated with the primary winding neutral point.

Dependencies

This port is only visible when the Main parameter Winding 1 connection type is set to Wye with neutral port.

Expandable three-phase electrical conserving port associated with the three-phase, [a2 b2 c2], voltage of the first secondary winding.

Electrical conserving port associated with the first secondary winding neutral point.

Dependencies

This port is only visible when the Main parameter Winding 2 connection type is set to Wye with neutral port.

Expandable three-phase electrical conserving port associated with the three-phase, [a3 b3 c3], voltage of the second secondary winding.

Electrical conserving port associated with the second secondary winding neutral point.

Dependencies

This port is only visible when the Main parameter Winding 3 connection type is set to Wye with neutral port.

Parameters

expand all

Main

Apparent power flowing through the transformer when operating at rated capacity. The value must be greater than 0.

Rated or nominal frequency of the AC network to which the transformer is connected. The value must be greater than 0.

Primary winding type.

RMS line voltage applied to the primary winding under normal operating conditions. The value must be greater than 0.

First secondary winding type.

RMS line voltage applied to the first secondary winding under normal operating conditions. The value must be greater than 0.

Second secondary winding type.

RMS line voltage applied to the second secondary winding under normal operating conditions. The value must be greater than 0.

Number of limbs that comprise the magnetic circuit.

Dependencies

Zero sequence reactance (pu), an Impedances parameter, is only visible when this parameter is set to Three-phase three-limb.

Impedances

Number of limbs that comprise the magnetic circuit.

Dependencies

The Zero sequence reactance (pu), an Impedances parameter, is only visible when this parameter is set to Three-phase three-limb.

Per-unit power loss in the primary winding. The value must be greater than 0.

Per-unit magnetic flux loss in the primary winding. The value must be greater than 0.

Per-unit power loss in the first secondary winding. The value must be greater than 0.

Per-unit magnetic flux loss in the first secondary winding. The value must be greater than 0.

Per-unit power loss in the second secondary winding. The value must be greater than 0.

Per-unit magnetic flux loss in the second secondary winding. The value must be greater than 0.

Per-unit magnetic losses in the transformer core. The value must be greater than 0.

Choose if and how you want to represent the magnetic saturation.

Per unit vector of currents. The first value must be 0. This parameter must be strictly ascending.

Dependencies

This parameter is visible only when you set the Magnetic saturation representation parameter to Lookup table (phi versus i).

Per unit vector of magnetic flux. The first value must be 0. This parameter must be strictly ascending.

Dependencies

This parameter is visible only when you set the Magnetic saturation representation parameter to Lookup table (phi versus i).

Per-unit magnetic effects of the transformer core when operating in its linear region. The value must be greater than 0.

Dependencies

This parameter is visible only when you set the Magnetic saturation representation parameter to None.

Per-unit zero sequence reactance. The value must be greater than or equal to the primary winding magnetic flux loss.

Dependencies

This parameter is only visible when Core type, a Main parameter, is set to Three-phase three-limb.

Extended Capabilities

C/C++ Code Generation
Generate C and C++ code using Simulink® Coder™.

Introduced in R2019a