Chapter 1 Classical approach to transient analysis. Introduction. Appearance of transients in electrical circuits. Differential equations describing electrical circuits. Exponential solution of a simple differential equation. Natural and forced responses. Characteristic equation and methods of its determinations. Roots of the characteristic equation and different kinds of transient responses. First order characteristic equation. Second order characteristic equation. Independent and dependent initial conditions. Two switching laws (rules). Methods of finding independent initial conditions. Methods of finding dependent initial conditions. Generalized initial conditions. Methods of finding integration constants. Chapter 2 Transient response of basic circuits. Introduction. Five steps of solving problems in transients analysis. First order RL circuits. RL circuits under dc supply. RL circuits under ac supply. Applying a continuous flux linkage law to inductive circuits. First order RC circuits. Discharging and charging a capacitor. RC circuits under dc supply. RC circuits under ac supply. Applying a continuous charge law to capacitance circuits. The application of a unit-step forcing function. Superposition principle in transient analysis. Second order RLC circuits. RLC circuits under dc supply. RLC circuits under ac supply. Transients in RLC resonant circuits. Switching-off in RLC circuits. Chapter 3 Transients in complicated circuits and the Laplace transform. Introduction. The Laplace transform. Properties of the Laplace transform. Laplace transform of basic time functions. Initial-value and final-value theorems. Examples of finding circuit responses. Inverse transform and partial fraction expansion. Ohm and Kirchhoff's laws with the Laplace transform. Equivalent circuits with Laplace transform techniques. More examples of finding circuit responses. Using nodal analysis. Using mesh analysis. Mutually coupled circuits. Some techniques for simplifying the solution. Chapter 4 Transient analysis using the Fourier transform. Introduction. The inter-relation between the transient behavior of electrical circuits and their spectral properties. The Fourier transform. The definition of the Fourier transform. Relationship between a discreet and continuous spectra. Symmetry properties of the Fourier transform. Energy characteristics of continuous spectra. The comparison between Fourier and Laplace transforms. Some properties of the Fourier transform. Some important transform pairs. Input-impulse (delta) function. Unit-step function. Decreasing sinusoid. Saw-tooth pulse. A periodic time function. Convolution integral in the time domain and its Fourier transform. Circuit analysis with Fourier transform. Ohm and Kirchhoff's laws with the Fourier transform. Inversion of the Fourier transform using the residues of complex functions. Approximate transient analysis with the Fourier transform. Chapter 5 State variable analysis. Introduction. The concept of state variables. Order of complexity of a network. State equations and trajectory. Basic considerations in writing state equations. Fundamental cut-set and loop matrixes. 'Proper tree' method for writing state equations. A systematic method for writing the state equation based on circuit matrix representation. Complete solution of the matrix equation. The natural solution. Matrix exponential. The particular solution. Basic considerations in determining functions of a matrix. Evaluating the matrix exponential by the Laplace transform. Chapter 6 Transients in three-phase circuits. Introduction. Short circuit transients in power systems. Base quantities and per-unit conversion in three-phase circuits. Equivalent circuits and their simplification. Using the superposition principle. Short-circuiting in a simple circuit. Short-circuiting of a power transformer. Short-circuiting
Every now and then, a good book comes along and quite rightfully makes itself a distinguished place amongthe existing books of the electric power engineering literature. This book by Professor Arieh Shenkman is one of them. Today, there are many excellent textbooks dealing with topics in power systems. Some of them are considered to be classics. However, many of them do not particularly address, nor concentrate on, topics dealing with transient analysis of electrical power systems. Many of the fundamental facts concerning the transient behavior of electric circuits were well explored by Steinmetz and other early pioneers of electrical power engineering. Among others, Electrical Transients in Power Systems by Allan Greenwood is worth mentioning. Even though basic knowledge of tr- sients may not have advanced in recent years at the same rate as before, there has been a tremendous proliferation in the techniques used to study transients. Theapplicationofcomputerstothestudyoftransientphenomenahasincreased both the knowledge as well as the accuracy of calculations. Furthermore, the importance of transients in power systems is receiving more and more attention in recent years as a result of various blackouts, brownouts, and recent collapses of some large power systems in the United States, and other parts of the world. As electric power consumption grows exponentially due to increasing population, modernization, and industrialization of the so-called third world, this topic will be even more important in the future than it is at the present time.
Theoretical and practical emphasis of all kinds of transient phenomena in power systems
Covering most of the methods of transient analysis from both a theoretical and practical viewpoint
Widening analysis of transients in three-phase circuits
Emphasis made on short-circuit current computation in three-phase circuits
Theoretical analysis is accompanied by many examples