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Vijay Sood

Associate Professor

NSERC-OPG Co-Chair in Innovative Design Engineering

Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Industry pioneer and powerhouse drives smart grid energy storage research at Ontario Tech University

English, French

  • PhD - Power Electronics Bradford University, UK 1977
  • MASc - Electrical Machines Strathclyde University, UK 1969
  • BSc - Electrical Engineering Nairobi University, Kenya 1967

Average Model of Boost Converter, Including Parasitics Operating in Discontinuous Conduction Mode

Charlotte, North Carolina March 17, 2015

30th Annual IEEE Power Electronics Conference and Exposition

Small Signal Analysis of Boost Converter, Including Parasitics, Operating in Continuous Conduction Mode

New Dehli, India October 5, 2014

6th IEEE Power India International Conference

A Study on the Control of Hybrid MTDC System Supplying a Passive Network

Chengdu, China October 22, 2014

2014 PowerCon - IEEE International Conference on Power System Technology

Modelling of Voltage Source Converters for HVDC Transmission

Chengdu, China October 20, 2014

2014 PowerCon - IEEE International Conference on Power System Technology

Modelling of Synchronous Generator and Full-Scale Converter for Distribution System Load Flow Analysis

Oshawa, Ontario August 12, 2014

International Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering (SEGE’14)

Steady-State and Dynamic Performance of Front-End Diode Rectifier Loads as Predicted by Dynamic Average-Value Models

Washington, DC July 27, 2014

IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting

Unified Multi-Critical Infrastructure Communication Architecture

Kingston, Ontario August 14, 2014

27th Biennial Symposium on Communications

Overview of Connection Topologies for Grid-Connected PV Systems

Toronto, Ontario May 5, 2014

IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering

EMTP Model of Grid Connected PV System

Vancouver, British Columbia July 19, 2013

International Conference on Power Systems Transients (IPST 2013)

Phase Angle Pattern Classifier for Differential Protection of Power Transformers

Vancouver, British Columbia July 19, 2013

International Conference on Power Systems Transients (IPST 2013

Transformer Differential Protection with Phase Angle Difference Based Inrush Restraint

Published in Electric Power Systems Research October 1, 2014
AhmedHosny & Vijay K.Sood

A new technique for blocking the operation of the transformer differential relay when subjected to magnetizing inrush current is presented in this paper. The relay differential and restraint currents are calculated first, and the fundamental-frequency components of the two currents are then compared to identify the phase angle difference (PAD) between the corresponding transformer primary and secondary currents.

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Dynamic Average-Value Modelling of CIGRE HVDC Benchmark System

Published in IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery October 1, 2014
H. Atighechi, S. Chiniforoosh, J. Jatskevich, A. Davoudi, J. A. Martinez, M. O. Faruque, V. Sood, M. Saeedifard, J. M. Cano, J. Mahseredjian, D. C. Aliprantis & K. Strunz

High-voltage direct-current (HVDC) systems play an important role in modern energy grids, whereas efficient and accurate models are often needed for system-level studies. Due to the inherent switching in HVDC converters, the detailed switch-level models are computationally expensive for the simulation of large-signal transients and hard to linearize for small-signal frequency-domain characterization. In this paper, a dynamic average-value model (AVM) of the first CIGRE HVDC benchmark system is developed in a state-variable-based simulator, such as Matlab/Simulink, and nodal-analysis-based electromagnetic transient program (EMTP), such as PSCAD/EMTDC.

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Modelling of LCC-HVDC Systems Using Dynamic Phasors

Published in IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery August 1, 2014
M. Daryabak, S. Filizadeh, J. Jatskevich, A. Davoudi, M. Saeedifard, V. K. Sood, J. A. Martinez, D. Aliprantis, J. Cano & A. Mehrizi-Sani

This paper presents an average-value model of a line-commutated converter-based HVDC system using dynamic phasors. The model represents the low-frequency dynamics of the converter and its ac and dc systems, and has lower computational requirements than a conventional electromagnetic-transient (EMT) switching model.

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Steady State and Dynamic Performance of Front End Diode Rectifier Loads as Predicted by Dynamic Average Value Models

Published in IEEE PES General Meeting July 27, 2014
Sina Chiniforoosh, Hamid Atighechi, Ali Davoudi, Juri Jatskevich, Juan Martinez, Maryam Saeedifard, Dionysis Aliprantis & Vijay Sood

In this paper, the effects of topological variations of the ac-side filters on the system performance are investigated. Also, the steady-state and dynamic impedances predicted by the average models under balanced and unbalanced operation are compared. The studies and analyses presented here extend and complement those set forth in the preceding companion publication.

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Dynamic Averaged and Simplified Models for MMC-Based HVDC Transmission Systems

Published in IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery July 1, 2013
H. Saad, J. Peralta, S. Dennetière, J. Mahseredjian, J. Jatskevich, J. A. Martinez, A. Davoudi, M. Saeedifard, V. Sood, X. Wang, J. Cano & Ali Mehrizi-Sani

This paper develops and compares different types of models for efficient and accurate representation of MMC-HVDC systems. The results show that the use of a specific type of model will depend on the conducted analysis and required accuracy.

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Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers (CAE)

CAE June 5, 2010

Dr. Sood has been recognized as a Fellow of the CAE for his significant developments in the modelling and simulation of High Voltage DC Transmission technology in Canada and internationally.

Received the distinction of IEEE Fellow

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) January 1, 2006

Dr. Sood received the distinction of IEEE Fellow for his extraordinary accomplishments in IEEE fields of interest including his work in HVDC transmission systems. Throughout his career, Dr. Sood has received numerous IEEE awards including the IEEE Third Millennium Medal in 2000, an IEEE Outstanding Service Award in 1998, and IEEE Regional Activities Board Achievement Awards in 2001 and 2006.

Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) Fellow

Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) January 1, 1999

Dr. Sood was awarded EIC's highest honour for his contribution to advancing HVDC transmission systems.

Professional Engineers Ontario

The Engineering Institute of Canada

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Canadian Academy of Engineers

  • Electric Machines (ELEE 3250U)
    Introduction to three-phase circuits; magnetic circuits; electrical transformers; force and torque generation; asynchronous machines, induction machines, DC machines; steady state and torque-speed characteristics of electric machines and their applications.
  • Power System Protection Relaying (ELEE 4140U)
    Need for protection systems, types of relays, operating principles and relay construction, overcurrent protection, distance protection, pilot relaying schemes, ac machines and Bus protection, micro-processor based relays, Overvoltage protection.
  • Capstone Systems Design for Mechanical, Automotive, and Manufacturing Engineering I (ENGR 4950U)
    This capstone design engineering course is envisioned to represent a culminating major teamwork design experience for engineering students specializing in the areas of automotive, mechanical, thermofluids and energy, mechatronics, and manufacturing engineering. It is meant to allow senior-level students to integrate their engineering knowledge and produce useful engineering artifacts. The paramount objective of the course is to expose engineering students to successfully implementing the engineering design process and appropriate engineering design methods into creatively solving design problems conditioned with realistic constraints while using state of the art engineering CAD/CAM/CAE tools and incorporating engineering standards. Another objective of the course is to train design engineering students to focus on a variety of considerations with respect to their designs, such as: economic, environmental, sustainability, manufacturability, ethical, health and safety, social, and political. Yet another objective of the course is to focus on improving the students’ soft skills that include the ability to work in teams, participate in project planning and scheduling, give presentations, and be able to deal with uncertainties in a professional manner. In this context, this capstone design course serves as one of the final preparations for students entering into industry. A wide range of engineering design-related product, process, technology, service or system development topics may be covered in this course. The course covers design considerations for systems that predominantly incorporate automotive, mechanical, thermofluids and energy, mechatronics, and/or manufacturing components and systems. This design-built project based course normally includes studying open-ended engineering design topics of interest to the students. These may consist of real-world design projects proposed and sponsored by industrial partners, or design projects on topics proposed by faculty advisors, or topics proposed by a group of enrolled students. In this context, the engineering design process will be reviewed along with its application to the design of the said systems. Students will work in small groups on a capstone design engineering project of major breadth that will require them to integrate the knowledge that they have gained throughout their program of study and apply it to the design and development of a complete device and/or a complete predominantly automotive, mechanical, thermofluids and energy, mechatronics, and/or manufacturing system. By the end of this course students will have completed the following parts of the design process for their projects: customer requirements; background search; design plan and project management; brainstorming; preliminary concept generation; sketching ideas; engineering specifications (benchmarking); detailed concept generation; functional decomposition; concept development and screening/selection; group preliminary proof of concept prototype demonstrations and oral presentations; and final engineering term report.