State-space modeling and analysis of fault arcs

MAMIS M., Meral M. E.

ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS RESEARCH, vol.76, pp.46-51, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 76
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.epsr.2005.04.002
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.46-51
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No


This paper presents a state-space technique for the transient analysis of power systems arcing faults, using the time-dependent dynamic resistance model. The state equations describing the system behavior are derived and these equations are solved by the use of numerical integration. Based on the solution technique, a computer program in the MATLAB environment is developed. The computer program is capable of directly formulating the state equations for a transmission line with a fault arc and it produces data for the arc voltage, current and resistance. (C) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.