Synchronization in power grid networks

By Suman Acharyya

International Centre for Theoretical Sciences - TIFR, Bangalore, India

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This survey discusses Master Stability Function (MSF) analysis for determining stability of synchronization of coupled oscillators on network. In addition, we briefly discuss the derivation of the Swing equation that determine the dynamics of a node in power grid network, and different models of the power grid networks. 


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Colin James Grudzien

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Mathematics