Solution Techniques for Electromagnetic Transients in Power Systems

Jean Mahseredjian, Ilhan Kocar, Ulas Karaagac

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This chapter targets mainly off-line solution methods and tools. The objective is to provide an overview of off-line simulation tools and methods for the computation and analysis of electromagnetic transient (EMT). The chapter focuses on the most widely recognized and available groups of methods applied in industrial grade computer software packages. The initial application of EMT-type tools was the computation of overvoltages in power systems. The main modules of an EMT-type simulation tool are: graphical user interface (GUI), load-flow solution, steady-state solution, initialization: automatic or manual initial conditions, time-domain solution, and waveforms and outputs. These modules are described in the chapter. The simulation of control system dynamics is fundamental to the study of power system transients. The development of control system solution algorithms based on the block-diagram approach was initially triggered by the modelling of synchronous machine exciter systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransient Analysis of Power Systems
Subtitle of host publicationSolution Techniques, Tools and Applications
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9781118694190
ISBN (Print)9781118352342
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Control systems
  • Electromagnetic transients
  • EMT-type tools
  • Graphical user interface (GUI)
  • Load-flow solution
  • Off-line solution methods
  • Power systems
  • Steady-state solution
  • Time-domain solution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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