Fault Location in Active Distribution Networks Using Improved Whale Optimization Algorithm
To realize the self-healing concept of smart grids, an accurate and reliable fault locator is a prerequisite. This paper presents a new fault location method for active power distribution networks which is based on measured voltage sag and use of whale optimization algorithm (WOA). The fault induced voltage sag depends on the fault location and resistance. Therefore, the fault location can be found by investigation of voltage sags recorded throughout the distribution network. However, this approach requires a considerable effort to check all possible fault location and resistance values to find the correct solution. In this paper, an improved version of the WOA is proposed to find the fault location as an optimization problem. This optimization technique employs a number of agents (whales) to search for a bunch of fish in the optimal position, i.e. the fault location and its resistance. The method is applicable to different distribution network configurations. The accuracy of the method is verified by simulation tests on a distribution feeder and comparative analysis with two other deterministic methods reported in the literature. The simulation results indicate that the proposed optimized method gives more accurate and reliable results.
چکیده رساله/پایان نامه : تاکنون روشهای متعددی در ارتباط با مکان یابی خطا در شبکه انتقال ارائه شده است. استفاده مستقیم از این روشها در شبکه توزیع به دلایلی همچون وجود انشعابهای متعدد، غیر یکنواختی فیدرها (خطوط کابلی، خطوط هوایی، سطح مقطع متفاوت انشعاب ها و تنه اصلی فیدر)، نامتعادلی (عدم جابجا شدگی خطوط، بارهای تکفاز و سه فاز)، ثابت نبودن بار و اندازه گیری مقادیر ولتاژ و جریان فقط در ابتدای...
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دوره 16 شماره 3
صفحات 302- 312
تاریخ انتشار 2020-09
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