Computer simulations will improve understanding of faults and power surges
Scientists at Cardiff University, UK have been called in to help improve the already high levels of safety and reliability on the UK’s electrical transmission system. A team of experts in Cardiff School of Engineering will run sophisticated computer simulations, laboratory experiments and field tests on the National Grid electricity network to develop a better understanding of what happens when faults and power surges occur.
"We will develop computer models that allow prediction of voltages and currents following major faults on the network," explained Dr Manu Haddad, who heads the research team. "These faults can be caused by lightning, adverse weather and environmental conditions".
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