Three-phase variable, lagging load wired in wye configuration

**Library:**Simscape / Electrical / Passive / RLC Assemblies

The Wye-Connected Variable Load (lagging) block models a three-phase variable, lagging load wired in a wye configuration. Each limb of the load contains a resistor (R) and an inductor (L) connected in series. The block calculates the resistance and inductance required to draw the real and reactive powers of the physical signal inputs P and Q at the rated voltage and rated frequency that you specify. Therefore, the block can represent a real and lagging reactive load.

To ensure that the resistance and inductance are always greater than zero, you specify the minimum real power and the reactive power that the load consumes. The minimum real power and the reactive power must be greater than zero.

The per-phase series resistance and inductance are defined by

$$R=\frac{P{V}_{Rated}^{2}}{{P}^{2}+{Q}^{2}}$$

and

$$L=\frac{Q{V}_{Rated}^{2}}{2\pi {F}_{Rated}\left({P}^{2}+{Q}^{2}\right)},$$

where:

*R*is the per-phase series resistance.*L*is the per-phase series inductance.*V*is the RMS, rated line-line voltage._{Rated}*F*is the nominal AC electrical frequency._{Rated}*P*is the three-phase real power required.*Q*is the three-phase lagging reactive power required.

The inductance is defined as the ratio of the magnetic flux, φ, to the steady-state current:

$$L\left(i\right)=\frac{\varphi \left(i\right)}{i}.$$

Therefore the current-voltage relationship for the inductor is:

$$v=\frac{dL}{dt}i+L\frac{di}{dt}.$$

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 (Simscape).

Unlike block parameters, variables do not have conditional visibility. The
**Variables** settings include all the existing block variables. If a
variable is not used in the set of equations corresponding to the selected block
configuration, the values specified for this variable are ignored.