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Reliability Assessment of Electrical Power Systems Using Monte Carlo Methods : Physics of Solids and Liquids - Roy Billinton

Reliability Assessment of Electrical Power Systems Using Monte Carlo Methods

Physics of Solids and Liquids

Hardcover Published: 30th November 1994
ISBN: 9780306447815
Number Of Pages: 352

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The application of quantitative reliability evaluation in electric power sys- tems has now evolved to the point at which most utilities use these techniques in one or more areas of their planning, design, and operation. Most of the techniques in use are based on analytical models and resulting analytical evaluation procedures. Improvements in and availability of high-speed digi- tal computers have created the opportunity to analyze many of these prob- lems using stochastic simulation methods and over the last decade there has been increased interest in and use made of Monte Carlo simulation in quantitative power system reliability assessment. Monte Carlo simulation is not a new concept and recorded applications have existed for at least 50 yr. However, localized high-speed computers with large-capacity storage have made Monte Carlo simulation an available and sometimes preferable option for many power system reliability applications. Monte Carlo simulation is also an integral part of a modern undergrad- uate or graduate course on reliability evaluation of general engineering systems or specialized areas such as electric power systems. It is hoped that this textbook will help formalize the many existing applications of Monte Carlo simulation and assist in their integration in teaching programs. This book presents the basic concepts associated with Monte Carlo simulation.

Introductionp. 1
Basic Concepts of Power System Reliability Evaluationp. 9
Elements of Monte Carlo Methodsp. 33
Generating System Adequacy Assessmentp. 75
Composite System Adequacy Assessmentp. 131
Distribution System and Station Adequacy Assessmentp. 209
Reliability Cost/Worth Assessmentp. 255
Appendix A: Reliability Test Systemsp. 299
Appendix B: Elements of Probability and Statisticsp. 317
Appendix C: Power System Analysis Techniquesp. 327
Appendix D: Optimization Techniquesp. 337
Indexp. 349
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ISBN: 9780306447815
ISBN-10: 0306447819
Series: Physics of Solids and Liquids
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 30th November 1994
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.71

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