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Title: Disturbances in a power transmission system

Abstract

A simple model for a power transmission system is presented. In this model, disturbances of all sizes may occur. They are randomly triggered and have the characteristic behavior of avalanches. A single parameter describes the scaling of the avalanche size. This parameter combines a measure of closeness to the maximum load, size of transferred loads during an overloading event, and connectivity of the system. The probability distribution function of the size of the disturbance has power-scaling range with the exponent close to -1. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20216389
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. E, Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 61; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: PBD: May 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 1063-651X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; NETWORK ANALYSIS; TRANSMISSION; SCALING LAWS; DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS; POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS; THEORETICAL DATA

Citation Formats

Sachtjen, M. L., Carreras, B. A., and Lynch, V. E. Disturbances in a power transmission system. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.61.4877.
Sachtjen, M. L., Carreras, B. A., & Lynch, V. E. Disturbances in a power transmission system. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.61.4877.
Sachtjen, M. L., Carreras, B. A., and Lynch, V. E. Mon . "Disturbances in a power transmission system". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.61.4877.
@article{osti_20216389,
title = {Disturbances in a power transmission system},
author = {Sachtjen, M. L. and Carreras, B. A. and Lynch, V. E.},
abstractNote = {A simple model for a power transmission system is presented. In this model, disturbances of all sizes may occur. They are randomly triggered and have the characteristic behavior of avalanches. A single parameter describes the scaling of the avalanche size. This parameter combines a measure of closeness to the maximum load, size of transferred loads during an overloading event, and connectivity of the system. The probability distribution function of the size of the disturbance has power-scaling range with the exponent close to -1. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevE.61.4877},
journal = {Physical Review. E, Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics},
issn = {1063-651X},
number = 5,
volume = 61,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}