Elements of Power System Analysis by Stevenson Jr.

This book embodies the principles and objectives of Elements of Power System Analysis, the long-standing McGraw-Hill textbook by Professor William D. Stevenson, Jr., who was for many years my friend and colleague emeritus at North Carolina State University. Sadly, Professor Stevenson passed away on May 1, 1988, shortly after planning this joint venture. In my writing I have made great efforts to continue the student -oriented style and format of his own famous textbook that has guided the education of numerous power system engineering students for a considerable number of years.

The aim here is to instill confidence and understanding of those concepts of power system analysis that are likely to to be encountered in the study and practice of electric power engineering. The presentation is tutorial with emphasis on a thorough understanding of fundamentals and underlying principles. The approach and level of treatment are directed toward the senior undergraduate and first-year graduate student of electrical engineering at technical colleges and universities. The coverage, however, is quite comprehensive and spans a wide range of topics commonly encountered in electric power system engineer­ ing practice. In this regard, electric utility and other industry-based engineers will find this textbook of much benefit in their everyday work.

Modern power systems have grown larger and more geographically expansive with many interconnections between neighboring systems. Proper planning, operation, and control of such large-scale systems require advanced computer­ based techniques, many of which are explained in a tutorial manner by means of numerical examples throughout this book. The senior undergraduate engineer­ ing student about to embark on a career in the electric power industry will most certainly benefit from the exposure to these techniques, which are presented here in the detail appropriate to an introductory level. Likewise, electric utility engineers, even those with a previous course in power system analysis, may find that the explanations of these commonly used analytic techniques more adequately prepare them to move beyond routine work.

Author(s): John J. Grainger & William D. Stevenson, Jr.

Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Inc.

Chapters: This book contains 16 chapters. The chapter headings are given below:

  1. Basic Concept
  2. Transformers
  3. The Synchronous Machine
  4. Series Impedance of Transmission Lines
  5. Capacitance of Transmission Lines
  6. Current and Voltage Relations on a Transmission Line
  7. The Admittance Model and Network Calculations
  8. The Impedance Model and Network Calculations
  9. Power-Flow Solution
  10. Symmetrical Faults
  11. Symmetrical Components and Sequence Networks
  12. Unsymmetrical Faults
  13. Economic Operation of Power Systems
  14. Zbus Methods in Contingency Analysis
  15. State Estimation of Power Systems
  16.  Power System Stability


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