Traveling Waves on Transmission System (EE329)


B.Tech (E&E)




Programme Specific Electives (PSE)

Credits (L-T-P): 

04 (3-1-0)


The line equations: The ideal (no-loss) line, the distortionless line, Line with small losses, Exact solution of the infinite line, Line of finite length, Attenuation and distortion of traveling waves. Reflection of traveling waves: Behaviour of a wave at a transition point, Dissimilar voltage and current waves,  Typical cases,  current-limiting reactors. Successive reflections:  The reflection lattice, Construction and use of the lattice-diagram, Charging of a line from various sources, Reflection between a capacitor and a resistor, Effect of short lengths of cable, Effect of insulator capacitance. Traveling waves on multiconductor systems: The general  differential equations  of traveling waves, Transition points on multiconductor  circuits, multivelocity waves, Surge tests on transmission lines, Physical concept of multivelocity waves, Two-conductor system, Multiconductor system. Theory of ground-wires: Direct stroke to a tower, effect of reflections up and down the tower, Tower grounding. The counterpoise: Multivelocity waves on the counterpoise, Tests on the counterpoise, Successive reflections on the insulated counterpoise. Induced lightning surges: The field gradient, induced surges with ideal ground wires. Arcing grounds: Normal frequency arc extinction – single-phase and three-phase, Oscillatory-frequency  arc extinction, High-frequency  effects, Interruption of line-charging currents, Cancellation waves, Initiated waves, Steady-state waves, Recovery voltage,  Restriking phenomena


1. L. V. Bewley, Traveling Waves on Transmission Systems, John Wiley and Sons, 1951.
2. H. H. Skilling, Electric Transmission Lines, McGraw-Hill, 1951
3. L. F. Woodruff, Principles of Electric Power Transmission, John Wiley and Sons, 1952 .


Electrical and Electronics Engineering

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