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International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems

Editor-in-Chief: Sidhu, Tarlochan

Ed. by Khaparde, S A / Rosolowski, Eugeniusz / Saha, Tapan K / Gao, Fei

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Volume 15, Issue 1


Detection of Electromechanical Wave Propagation Using Synchronized Phasor Measurements

Prakash Suryawanshi / Sanjay Dambhare / Ashutosh Pramanik
Published Online: 2014-01-14 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijeeps-2013-0155


Considering electrical network as a continuum has become popular for electromechanical wave analysis. This paper reviews the concept of electromechanical wave propagation. Analysis of large number of generator ring system will be an easy way to illustrate wave propagation. The property of traveling waves is that the maximum and minimum values do not occur at the same time instants and hence the difference between these time delays can be easily calculated. The homogeneous, isotropic 10 generator ring system is modeled using electromagnetic transient simulation programs. The purpose of this study is to investigate the time delays and wave velocities using Power System Computer Aided Design (PSCAD)/Electromagnetic Transient Program (EMTP). The disturbances considered here are generator disconnections and line trips.

Keywords: continuum; electromechanical waves; traveling wave


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Published Online: 2014-01-14

Citation Information: International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems, Volume 15, Issue 1, Pages 69–75, ISSN (Online) 1553-779X, ISSN (Print) 2194-5756, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijeeps-2013-0155.

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