This book is woven around theory, models, solution methods and simulation techniques
evolved for several versions of EMTP for over nearly five decades. However, the focus is on
one particular version – Microtran, which is from the University of British Columbia (UBC).
Being more than a first-level reference, this book does not address topics found in common
textbooks on power system transients. The focus is on modeling and simulation algorithms
for digital simulation and computation, much like emphasis laid on textbooks for computeraided
load flow, fault and stability studies. This book is unique in the sense that it covers
topics not found in common textbooks on transients. These include:
R. Ramanujam is Visiting Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering,
SRM University, Kattankulathur, Chennai. Earlier, he was Professor, Electrical and Electronics
Engineering, College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai.
Cover illustration: Overvoltages generated during energisation of a 400 kV, 200 km line;
computed using UBC EMTP.