Modified forward backward sweep power flow solution for naval platforms with multiple generators

Özmüslüman, Ahmet Talat
One of the most important tools for a power system operation is a load flow analysis. It reveals the bus voltages for a given demand–generation condition of a power system, which provides the operator situational awareness in terms of the line flows and losses. However, load flow analysis in naval platforms has some challenges because of the special electrical system structure, such as multiple distributed generation acting as PV buses, high R/X ratios and short lines. In this thesis, a novel approach for a power flow solution of shipboard systems is developed. The proposed method is a modified version of the well-known forward-backward sweep power flow solution, such that the proposed method can handle generation buses. This method can be effectively used for the shipboard systems. The proposed method requires a smaller number of iterations, and does not require any computationally complex operation. The proposed method is applied to shipboard networks, and the results are given to show the effectiveness and convergence performance of the proposed algorithm.


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Citation Formats
A. T. Özmüslüman, “Modified forward backward sweep power flow solution for naval platforms with multiple generators,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2022.