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Hardware Implementation of Transmission Line and Its Study Using MATLAB
Mr. Sagar V. Chavan 
Mr. Rohit V. Patil 
Mr. Sushant. S. Kamble 
Electrical Engg. Dept. 
Electrical Engg. Dept. 
Electrical Engg. Dept. 
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Ashta,Maharashtra ,India 
Ashta,Maharashtra ,India 
Ashta,Maharashtra ,India 
Abstract
Transmission lines happen to be one of the important subjects in Electrical Power System curriculum. Unfortunately, the theoretical concepts learned in the class room can not be verified in a laboratory. The development of laboratory model to perform experiments is very much essential. This paper discusses the steps involved in the design and development of laboratory model of transmission line. Moreover, the MATLAB based simulation of the designed line is also presented.
Keywords:Transmission line; laboratory model;fabricaton; & testing; MATLAB simulation ;experiments .

INTRODUCTION
An electric power system consists of three principle divisions: the generating station, the transmission line and the distribution systems. Transmissions lines are the connecting links between the generating stations and the distribution systems and lead to other power systems over interconnections. Though, the transmission lines can be used both for transmission of electrical energy at power frequency and for sending communication signals at high frequency, here a power transmission line transferring electrical power from one end to other is modeled. A transmission line is an electrically conductive medium delivering electrical energy among various circuits in an electric power system. For the purpose of analysis, a transmission line is said to have a sending end and a receiving end. The power frequency transmission lines usually carry higher voltages and currents at power frequency (50Hz or 60Hz). This paper highlights design,
fabrication and testing of transmission line.
A transmission line may electrically be represented as a circuit consisting of series resistance R and series inductance L along with shunt capacitance C and leakage conductance G. When the circuit elements are assumed to be lumped with impedance Z in series and admittance Y in shunt having lumped single parameters like resistance, inductance, capacitance etc., then this equivalent representation is called lumped parameter representation Though, the transmission line parameters are distributed throughout the entire line, the lumped parameter representation can be used to get clearer understanding of the concepts involved. Fig.1 shows a section representation of transmission line.
Fig.1: Circuit representation of a transmission line using section
In fig (1),
Z R jL
Y G jC
The relationships between the primary and secondary constants of the transmission line are as follows;

CHARACTERIZATION OF TRANSMISSION
LINE
Zo
Z R iL / km Y G jC
The transmission line is generally characterized by a few parameters like R (series resistance), L (series
ZY
(R iL)(G jC)
inductance), C (shunt capacitance), G (shunt conductance), measured per unit length and Z0 (characteristic or surge impedance) and (propagation constant). Conventionally, R, L, G and C are bunched to be named as primary constants while Z0 and are classified as secondary constants.
In analysis, frequently lines are treated as lossless (i.e. neglecting r = 0, g = 0), making
L
Zo C
Base impedance Z=836.20

Series Inductance X L 2fL
j LC
Here, Z0 is independent of line length. For the
Giving:, L=1.525mH
Series Inductance L=1.525mH
lossless line, Z0 is a real quantity and is often called natural impedance of the line. It is also called as a characteristic impedance or surge impedance of the line. Power frequency transmission lines transmit bulk electrical power with a balanced three phase load. The analysis can conveniently be made on per phase basis and the line on per phase basis can be regarded as a two port network, wherein the sending end voltage VS and current IS are related to the receiving end voltage VR and current IR through ABCD (transmission) parameters as:

Shunt Admittance Y C
Giving: Shunt Capacitance C=10.70Ã—109F

Propagation Constant () LC
Giving: =4.03Ã—106
B. Per unit values:
Per unit values of Resistance
VS A
B VR
=
I
C
S
D I
S
2
2
= 0.073 173
289


DESIGN OF TRANSMISSION LINE MODEL:
This work includes developing a scaled down laboratory model of transmission line. This transmission line model is now put in practice to perform different power system experiments. To develop the laboratory scales down model of three phase line from the actual transmission line of 400 Km, 173 MVA (SIL), and 289 kV is scaled down to 8.66 KVA and 400 Volts. For developing this model the transmission line parameters such as series resistance and inductance, shunt capacitance given in per kilometer length are used. Then the Load bank with RLC load is designed and fabricated.
It is decided to represent entire length of 400 Km using eight sections consisting of resistance, inductance and shunt capacitances. Thus, each section is representing 50 Km line. By using the following data the various quantities related to transmission line model and load bank are calculated.

Transmission line model ratings:
The ratings of actual transmission line are as follows: Surge impedance loading of the line: – 173MVA Voltage rating of the line: 289KV
Resistance: 0.073/Km
Inductive Reactance: 0.4794/Km Shunt Admittance: 3.36mho/Km Frequency: 50Hz
P

The current in the line is calculated as: Current (I), I
2V
Giving, I = 345.61Amp
V
= 1.5120 Ã— 104
Per unit values of Reactance
=
2
2
= 0.4794 173
289
= 9.929 Ã— 104

Scaled down model for 8.66 KVA and 400 Volt
Current (I) =
=
3
= 8660
3 Ã—400
I =12.5 Amp
Base impedance (Z) =
=
Z =32

The actual values of Resistances & Reactances in the scaled down model
(The subscript SD stands for scale down) 1) = Ã—
= 1.5120 Ã— 104 Ã— 32
= 0.0048 /km
2) = Ã—
= 9.929 Ã— 104 Ã— 32
= 0.0317 /km
=
2
km
= 0.1009 mH


Base Impedance (Z) Z
I
Fig. 2 Model transmission line
V. SIMULATION OF TRANSMISSION LINE
3)
= 2
In order to verify the performance of transmission line the SIMULINK model of transmission line is developed as shown in Fig. 3.

Line parameters for 50Km Line Mode
The line parameters for each section are then calculated as follows:
Resistance
RL RSD 50
=0.24
Inductance
= Ã— 50
= 0.1009 Ã— 103 Ã— 50
= 5.045 mH
Capacitance
= Ã— 50
= 0.1609 Ã— 106 Ã— 50
= 8045 ÂµF
F Design of Load Bank
A three phase load bank as fabricated which can supply a resistive inductive and capacitive current of 7.5A (maximum) in step of 0.5A. Thus any combination of phasor relation can be obtained between receiving end voltage and current.




PERFORMANCE TESTING
The performance of a transmission line model was then tested and a laboratory manal is then prepared for conduct of many following is the list of few experiments:

Voltage regulation on short, medium and long transmission line

Voltage profile on transmission line

Ferranti effect

ABCD parameters of transmission line

Circle diagram

Reactive power exchange

Effect of line parameters on power flow

Additionally, a SIMULIK model of the line was developed to supprort the experimental results.
Fig. 3 – Simulation of transmission line
The simulation of transmission line is designed same as hardware rating. Simulink of transmission line consists of 8 pi sections as shown in Figure 4
Fig. 4: Pi section of Line
The simulation of transmission line is designed with the help of values of inductor, capacitor & resistor obtained from the calculation of transmission line model. The values are L=5.045mH, C=8.045F & R=0.24 for 50Km transmission line. Simulation of transmission line consists of 8 pi sections each having 50Km length as shown in Figure 2. The SIMULINK model of the load bank is also developed to study active power, reactive power, voltage and current variations for different loading conditions. The experimental transmission line model build in laboratory is as shown in
Figure 5. This gives an opportunity to study the performance of a transmission line.
Fig. 5 Experimental Transmission line Model
The foregoing discussion has elaborated the steps involved in understanding the idea of design, fabrication and simulation of transmission line. The simulation results were compared with practical results on the model transmission line. This line is further compensated by using developed laboratory models of STATCOM which help to practically understand line compensation.

CONCLUSIONS
This paper explains development of laboratory model of transmission line and also steps involved in design, fabrication and testing of transmission line. The reactive power exchange cannot seen because of the limitations of the metering facilities. However, the effect can be seen by measuring the voltage at the receiving end. The developed laboratory model of transmission line is used for performing the experiments related to transmission line for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Further, the same model will be used to develop the laboratory setup for demonstration of different series and shunt FACTS devices.

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