Transient Analysis of Electric Power Circuits Handbook – Arieh L. Shenkman – 1st Edition


Every now and then, a good book comes along and quite rightfully makes itself a distinguished place amongthe existing books of the literature.

This book by Professor Arieh Shenkman is one of them. Today, there are many excellent textbooks dealing with topics in 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 by Allan 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 is receiving more and more attention in recent years as a result of various blackouts, brownouts, and recent collapses of some large systems in the United States, and other parts of the world.

As 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.

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: Classical approach to transient analysis
CHAPTER 2: Transient response of basic circuits
CHAPTER 3: Transient analyses using the Laplace transform techniques
CHAPTER 4: Transient analysis using the Fourier transform
CHAPTER 5: Transient analysis using state variables
CHAPTER 6: Transients in three-phase systems
CHAPTER 7: Transient behavior of transmission lines
CHAPTER 8: Static and dynamic stability of power systems

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