1st Edition

Power System Transients Modelling Simulation and Applications

    248 Pages 212 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    In this textbook, a variety of transient cases that have occurred or are possible to occur in power systems are discussed and analyzed. It starts by categorizing transients’ phenomena and specifying unfavorable situations in power systems raised by transients. It then moves on to different protective measures that have been implemented in the system to prevent disasters caused by those transients. It also explains different methodologies used to analyze transients in power systems.

    This book discusses the modeling of components very extensively and provides analysis cases to assess a wide variety of transients, their possible effects on the system, and the types of protection commonly used for each case, along with methods fordesigning a sound protection system.


    • Detailed models of system components along with power systems computer- aided design (PSCAD) implementation and analysis

    • Comprehensive reference of transient cases in power systems along with design considerations and protective solutions

    • The cases are not limited to classical transients such as lightning strikes and switching, but rather the book discusses transient cases that power system operators and engineers have to deal with, such as ferroresonance, in detail, accompanied by computer simulations

    • A chapter on original materials related to transformer windings with induced traveling waves

    Power System Transients: Modelling Simulation and Applications provides a comprehensive resource to mainly educate graduate students in the area of power system transients. It also serves as a reference for industry engineers challenged by transient problems in the system.




    Chapter 1 - Overview

    Chapter 2- Traveling Waves

    Chapter 3- Lattice Diagram and Its Applications

    Chapter 4- Lightning-Induced Transients

    Chapter 5. Energization Overvoltages

    Chapter 6- Transients Induced by De-energization

    Chapter 7-. Traveling Wave Influence on Power Transformers Windings

    Chapter 8. Ferroresonance


    G. B. Gharehpetian received his PhD degree in electrical engineering in 1996 from Tehran University, Tehran, Iran, graduating with First Class Honors. As a PhD student, he has received scholarship from DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) from 1993 to 1996 and he was with High Voltage Institute of RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany.

    He has been holding the Assistant Professor position at AUT from 1997 to 2003, the position of Associate Professor from 2004 to 2007 and has been Professor since 2007.

    He was selected by the MSRT (Ministry of Science Research and Technology) as the distinguished professor of Iran, by IAEEE (Iranian Association of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) as the distinguished researcher of Iran, by Iran Energy Association (IEA) as the best researcher of Iran in the field of energy, by the MSRT as the distinguished researcher of Iran, by the Academy of Science of the Islamic Republic of Iran as the distinguished professor of electrical engineering, by National Elites Foundation as  the laureates of Alameh Tabatabaei Award and was awarded the National Prize in 2008, 2010, 2018, 2018, 2019 and 2019, respectively. Based on the Web of Science database (2005-2019), he is among world’s top 1% elite scientists according to ESI (Essential Science Indicators) ranking system.

    He is the author of more than 1200 journal and conference papers. His teaching and research interests include Smart Grid, Microgrids, FACTS and HVDC Systems, Monitoring of Power Transformers and its Transients.


    Atousa Yazdani is an Associate Professor with California State University, Sacramento. She has received her PhD from Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2009. She has received her MSc and BSc in Tehran Polytechnics (2001) and Tehran University (1997), respectively. She has been involved with several consulting projects both in USA and abroad. She has been instrumental in several utility scaled projects such as integration of renewable energy, and implementation of stability algorithms utilizing synchrophasors data. She has many years of industry experience in design, modeling and analysis of power systems. Her main research interest is in the application of power electronic apparatus in power systems, dynamic system analysis and testing of power systems with the inclusion of novel technologies.


    Behrooz Zaker is an Assistant Professor with Shiraz University. He has received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Shiraz University (2011) and Amirkabir University of Technology (2013), respectively. He has received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 2018 from Amirkabir University of Technology Tehran, Iran, graduating with First Class Honors. He has many years of industry experience in modeling and parameter estimation of thermal and hydro power plants. His research interests include system identification, power system dynamics, distributed generation systems, and microgrids.