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Title:Visualization of Geomagnetic Disturbances and Transient Stability Analysis of Geomagnetically Induced Currents
Author(s):Hughes, Yuchen Z.
Contributor(s):Overbye, Thomas J.
Subject(s):geomagnetic disturbances
visualization of geomagnetic storms
transient analysis of geomagnetically induced currents
Abstract:Geomagnetic disturbances on earth resulting from solar activity can cause damage to power grids and pipelines. Modeling and visualization of geomagnetic storms is a useful step towards understanding them and eventually being able to protect the grids. Conducting transient stability analysis, according to the model, gives an idea on what speed is too fast for the magnetic field to change to damage the electric grid. The model, made in MATLAB, displays a contour of the storm’s strength over North America, which is the region of focus. By observing and analyzing the system’s reaction to a sudden change in magnetic field under different load conditions, some limits on the rate of change of the magnetic field can be proposed.
Issue Date:2013-05
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-03-19

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