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Title: A cascading failure analysis tool for post processing TRANSCARE simulations

Abstract

This is a MATLAB-based tool to post process simulation results in the EPRI software TRANSCARE, for massive cascading failure analysis following severe disturbances. There are a few key modules available in this tool, including: 1. automatically creating a contingency list to run TRANSCARE simulations, including substation outages above a certain kV threshold, N-k (1, 2 or 3) generator outages and branche outages; 2. read in and analyze a CKO file of PCG definition, an initiating event list, and a CDN file; 3. post process all the simulation results saved in a CDN file and perform critical event corridor analysis; 4. provide a summary of TRANSCARE simulations; 5. Identify the most frequently occurring event corridors in the system; and 6. Rank the contingencies using a user defined security index to quantify consequences in terms of total load loss, total number of cascades, etc.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
Contributing Org.:
Battelle Memorial Institute, Pacific Northwest Division (PNNL)
OSTI Identifier:
1414927
Report Number(s):
DCAT for TRANSCARE; 005557IBMPC00
Battelle IPID 30825-E
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Software
Software Revision:
00
Software Package Number:
005557
Software CPU:
IBMPC
Source Code Available:
Yes
Other Software Info:
Operates in conjunction with proprietary EPRI TRANSCARE code.
Related Software:
TRANSCARE (EPRI)
Country of Publication:
United States

Citation Formats

. A cascading failure analysis tool for post processing TRANSCARE simulations. Computer software. Vers. 00. USDOE. 21 Dec. 2017. Web.
. (2017, December 21). A cascading failure analysis tool for post processing TRANSCARE simulations (Version 00) [Computer software].
. A cascading failure analysis tool for post processing TRANSCARE simulations. Computer software. Version 00. December 21, 2017.
@misc{osti_1414927,
title = {A cascading failure analysis tool for post processing TRANSCARE simulations, Version 00},
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abstractNote = {This is a MATLAB-based tool to post process simulation results in the EPRI software TRANSCARE, for massive cascading failure analysis following severe disturbances. There are a few key modules available in this tool, including: 1. automatically creating a contingency list to run TRANSCARE simulations, including substation outages above a certain kV threshold, N-k (1, 2 or 3) generator outages and branche outages; 2. read in and analyze a CKO file of PCG definition, an initiating event list, and a CDN file; 3. post process all the simulation results saved in a CDN file and perform critical event corridor analysis; 4. provide a summary of TRANSCARE simulations; 5. Identify the most frequently occurring event corridors in the system; and 6. Rank the contingencies using a user defined security index to quantify consequences in terms of total load loss, total number of cascades, etc.},
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year = {Thu Dec 21 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Thu Dec 21 00:00:00 EST 2017},
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