Year of Publication


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Document Type





Electrical Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Yuan Liao


Electric power systems have been in existence for over a century. Electric power transmission line systems play an important role in carrying electrical power to customers everywhere. The number of transmission lines in power systems is increasing as global demand for power has increased. Parallel transmission lines are widely used in the modern transmission system for higher reliability. The parallel lines method has economic and environmental advantages over single circuit. A fault that occurs on a power transmission line will cause long outage time if the fault location is not located as quickly as possible. The faster the fault location is found, the sooner the system can be restored and outage time can be reduced.

The main focus of this research is to develop a new accurate fault location algorithm for parallel transmission lines to identify the fault location for long double-circuit transmission lines, taking into consideration mutual coupling impedance, mutual coupling admittance, and shunt capacitance of the line.

In this research, the equivalent PI circuit based on a distributed parameter line model for positive, negative, and zero sequence networks have been constructed for system analysis during the fault. The new method uses only the voltage and current from one end of parallel lines to calculate the fault distance. This research approaches the problem by derivation all equations from positive sequence, negative sequence, and zero sequence network by using KVL and KCL. Then, the fault location is obtained by solving these equations. EMTP has been utilized to generate fault cases under various fault conditions with different fault locations, fault types and fault resistances. Then the algorithm is evaluated using the simulated data. The results have shown that the developed algorithm can achieve highly accurate estimates and is promising for practical applications.