70220042 (Advanced Electric Power Network Analysis)

Course Name: Advanced Electric Power Network Analysis

Course Number: 70220042

Program: Graduate program

Type: Elective

Credits: 2

Term Offered: Spring

Prerequisite(s): Linear Algebra, Calculus, Computer Programming, Basic Circuit Theory, Power System Analysis

Instructor(s): Boming Zhang


[1]Boming Zhang, Shousun Chen, Zheng Yan, Advanced Electric Power Network Analysis, Tsinghua University Press, Beijing, Second edition, 2007.


[1]Grainger, J. J., and Stevenson, W. D., Jr., Power System Analysis, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1994

[2]Pai M A. Computer Technique in Power System Analysis. Tata McGraw-Hill Pub Co Ltd, 1979

[3]Bergen A R., Vittal, Vijay. Power System Analysis, Second Edition. Pearson Edition, Inc., publishing and Prentice Hall, 2000

[4]Heydt G T. Computer Analysis Methods for Power Systems. Macmillan Pub Co, 1986

Course Description:

   This course systematically introduces basic theory, algorithm and implementation technique in computerized electric power network analysis. Network topology modeling, formation of Z and Y, sparse matrix and sparse vector techniques, network modification, equivalence and piecewise computing etc. are included in the foundational part of the course. Focusing on the solution to practical problems, this course also introduces computerized methods for load flow and fault analysis in the application part of the course, paying more attention to high performance algorithms of the state-of-the-art. This course is selected as a competitive course for graduates in Tsinghua University.

Course Objectives and Outcomes:

1.Students could master computerized algorithms for steady state analysis of power system. [1, 3, 5, 9, 10, 11]

2.Students could get a deeper understanding on physical concepts for the problems appeared in power system operation and planning. [5, 11]

3.Students could learn how to formulate a mathematic model for a practical problem and how to design a method to solve the model efficiently. [1, 3, 5, 9, 10, 11]

4.Students could learn how the pioneers created efficient algorithms which are changing ours ordinary power system analysis work greatly.[1, 3, 9]

5.Creation desire of the students can be excitated by this course.[1, 3, 9]

Course Topics:

1.General Methods for Network Analysis

2.Network Matrices of Power Systems

3.Sparse Techniques in Network Computations

4.Updated Solutions of Network Equations

5.Network Transformation, Reduction and Equivalence

6.Piecewise Solutions of Large Scale Power Systems

7.Mathematical Models of Power Flow Calculations

8.Special Solution Methods to Power Flow Equation

9.Special Problems in Power Flow Calculation

10. Expansion for Power Flow Calculation Problem

11. The Method of Symmetrical Components and Sequence Networks

12. Computer Methods for Fault Analysis

Experiment(s): Numerical experiments, which is entitled as projects as follows.


Programming with sparse technologies

 Learn how to program a power network analysis formulation by a sparse oriented form.

Programming for load flow calculation

 Learn how to formulate a load flow model and how to program to implement load flow calculation by using sparse technology.

Load flow adjustment by changing load, generator, transformer tap

 Understand how to adjust load, generator, transformer tap to change the load flow and how to control the load flow to the objective we need.

Freely elected programming in steady state analysis of power network

 Learn from the whole progress in topic identification, problem modeling, algorithm design and program implementation.

Course Assessment:

Formal course examination in final two weeks (60 points)

A study report presented by student (40 points)