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Power Systems Modelling and Fault Analysis

Theory and Practice

This book provides a comprehensive practical treatment of the modelling of electrical power systems, and the theory and practice of fault analysis of power systems covering detailed and advanced theories as well as modern industry practices.The continuity and quality of electricity delivered safely and economically by today’s and future’s electrical power networks are important for both developed and developing economies. The correct modelling of power system equipment and correct fault analysis of electrical networks are pre-requisite to ensuring safety and they play a critical role in the identification of economic network investments. Environmental and economic factors require engineers to maximise the use of existing assets which in turn require accurate modelling and analysis techniques. The technology described in this book will always be required for the safe and economic design and operation of electrical power systems. The book describes relevant advances in industry such as in the areas of international standards developments, emerging new generation technologies such as wind turbine generators, fault current limiters, multi-phase fault analysis, measurement of equipment parameters, probabilistic short-circuit analysis and electrical interference.

For the teaching of modern electrical power engineering at universities, graduate and practising professional engineers by covering undocumented theoretical and practical knowledge and practical engineering problems and solutions.

Hardbound, 656 Pages

Published: November 2007

Imprint: Newnes

ISBN: 978-0-7506-8074-5


  • Characteristics of power system faults; Effects of short-circuit currents, Practical per-unit analysis; Theory of symmetrical components and sequence networks; Three-phase and sequence modelling of multi-conductor multi-circuit overhead lines, multi-conductor cables, transformers, quadrature boosters, phase shifters, reactors and capacitors; Modelling of ac rotating machines including wind turbine generators; Computer calculation and measurement of the electrical parameters of power system equipment; Analysis techniques of ac and dc short-circuit currents and multi-phase fault analysis; International Standards for short-circuit analysis IEC 60909, American IEEE C37.010 and UK ER G7/4; Theory of power system equivalents; Probabilistic short-circuit analysis, uncertainties, risk assessment and safety considerations; Limitation of short-circuit currents in system design and real time operation; Conventional, power electronics and super-conducting fault current limiters; Tolerance of the human body to electric shock; Analysis of short circuit ground/earth-return current and rise of earth potential; Analysis of electrical coupling interference from power lines to metal pipelines; Typical data of power system equipment


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