The Location of Protection Devices on Electrical Tree Networks: A Heuristic Approach

James, J. C. and Salhi, Said (2000) The Location of Protection Devices on Electrical Tree Networks: A Heuristic Approach. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 51 (8). pp. 959-970. ISSN 0160-5682 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The problem of determining the number of protection devices and their locations on an electrical tree network with subtrees dependency is investigated. The aim is to reduce the amount of inconvenience caused to customers that are affected by any given fault on the network. A constructive heuristic and an appropriate implementation of tabu search are proposed and compared against a method currently used by the electrical supply companies. Computational tests are performed on randomly generated electrical tree networks varying in size and branch complexity. Both the proposed methods outperformed the one used in practice. In particular our tabu search implementation was found to produce the best results without taking an excessive amount of computational time.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Management Science
Depositing User: Said Salhi
Date Deposited: 27 May 2009 06:54
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2014 14:16
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/5236 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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