Grounding design analysis

Aydıner, Mustafa Güçlü
This thesis investigates problematic cases in AC substation grounding system design. Particularly, the grounding design for substations that are built on high resistivity soil is considered. Here, possible physical rectification schemes are introduced and compared for their effectiveness from safety and cost efficiency perspectives. For this comparison, the CYMGRD program (a finite element analysis tool for AC substation grounding) is used for detailed analysis of the various schemes. An additional computer program is developed to implement the formulations of the related AC substation standards (IEEE, IEE, and Turkish National Regulations). The output of this program is compared with the finite element analysis of the high-resistivity-soil rectification schemes to investigate the validity of the formulations in these standards.
Citation Formats
M. G. Aydıner, “Grounding design analysis,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2009.