Master thesis: Implement a grid model in a back-to-back converter

Master thesis: Implement a grid model in a back-to-back converter

Solvina is searching for two master thesis students to perform the above stated thesis.

If you comply with the following, you might be the one we are looking for:

  • MSc student within electric power, automation, signals and system or similar
  • Looking for an environment with highly competent colleagues
  • High performing and challenge driven, open to innovative ideas
  • Meriting competencies:
    • Electric power technology
    • Control theory
    • Programming

Thesis Description

Implementation of a grid model in a Simulink based control system, controlling a back-to-back converter in the Chalmers power system lab.

The electric power system lab at Chalmers is using a controlled back-to-back converter to simulate a grid connection point for a scale model of a power plant with a synchronous generator. The equipment is a power-hardware-in-the loop system that enables complex dynamic behaviour. The thesis work is to develop and implement a control system that makes it possible to simulate various characteristics of a grid, including typical voltage, frequency and angle fluctuations, as well as the oscillation modes that are characteristic for a large grid by simulating other power plants in the grid. The purpose is, among others, to be able to have exercises in small signal stability and PSS tuning to gain further understanding and give training. We see this work as a valuable way to improve work methods and understanding.

Solvina’s offering:

An exciting thesis work including both theoretical and practical parts, and with a clear final result, performed in a highly competent environment with expert areas such as electric power engineering, process and control engineering and engineering management. The thesis will be performed at our headquarters in Gothenburg and at Chalmers.

Your application

If you have any questions about the thesis, please contact Bengt Johansson at or 031-709 63 66. Send your application to and write ”ex2020-007 – Implement a grid model in a back-to-back converter” as subject. Selection takes place continuously.

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