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Methodology for Lightning Performance Improvement

Bertin, Matthieu (2018) Methodology for Lightning Performance Improvement. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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A counterpoise ground model is added to EPRIs open source transient simulator. The approach to integrate this model is based on nodal analysis of the counterpoise conductor
and electrical transient computations. A new graphical user interface for OpenEtran is added and described in this thesis. The user-interface regroups a tab window replacing the previous Excel spreadsheet interface for OpenEtran, and adds a line visualization tool for more effcient line design in terms of shield wires, grounds, insulation and line arresters.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Bertin, MatthieuMAB522@pitt.eduMAB522
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairGrainger, BrandonBMG10@pitt.eduBMG10
Committee MemberReed, GregoryGFR3@pitt.eduGFR3
Committee MemberKwasinski, AlexisAKWASINS@pitt.eduAKWASINS
Date: 24 January 2018
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 28 September 2017
Approval Date: 24 January 2018
Submission Date: 18 October 2017
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 54
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Swanson School of Engineering > Electrical and Computer Engineering
Degree: MS - Master of Science
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Power Distribution Protection, Power Transmission Protection, Power system lightning effects, Grounding, Counterpoise, GUI, Python, Flashover Rate
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2018 18:55
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2018 18:55


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