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Multicore Simulation of Power System Transients

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Author(s): Fabian M. Uriarte 1
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Publication Year: 2013

Multicore technology has brought about the reexamination of traditional power system electromagnetic transient simulation methods. The technological penetration of this advancement in power system simulation is not noticeable, but its demand is growing in importance in anticipation of the many-core shift. The availability of this technology in personal computers has orchestrated the redesign of simulation approaches throughout the software industry - and in particular, the parallelization of power system simulation. Multicore Simulation of Power System Transients shows how to parallelize the simulation of power system transients using a multicore desktop computer. The book begins by introducing a power system large enough to demonstrate the potential of multicore technology. Then, it is shown how to formulate and partition the power system into subsystems that can be solved in parallel with a program written in C#. Formulating a power system as subsystems exploits multicore technology by parallelizing its solution and can result in significant speedups. For completeness, the power system presented in this book is also built and run in MATLAB®/Simulink® SimPowerSystems - one of the most widely-used commercial simulation tools today.

Inspec keywords: multi-threading; power system simulation; power apparatus; power system transients; time-domain analysis; multiprocessing systems

Other keywords: power system transient; power system model; network formulation; time domain simulation; multithreading; multicore simulation; power apparatus model; data partitioning

Subjects: Multiprocessing systems; Power system management, operation and economics; Power engineering computing; General electrical engineering topics; Parallel software; General and management topics

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