A novel fault location scheme on Korean electric railway system using the 9-conductor representation

Changmu Lee, Hansang Lee, Dong Hee Yoon, Hanmin Lee, Jiyoung Song, Gilsoo Jang, Byungmoon Han

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This paper presents a novel fault location scheme on Korean AC electric railway systems. On AC railway system, because of long distance, 40[km] or above, between two railway substations, a fault location technique is very important. Since the fault current flows through the catenary system, it must be modeled exactly to analyze the fault current magnitude and fault location. In this paper, suggesting the novel scheme of fault location, a 9-conductor modeling technique including boost wires and impedance bonds is introduced based on the characteristics of Korean AC electric railway. After obtaining a 9-conductor modeling, the railway system is constructed for computer simulation by using PSCAD/EMTDC. By case studies, we can verify superiority of a new fault location scheme and propose a powerful model for fault analysis on electric railway systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-227
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Electrical Engineering and Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun



  • Boost wire
  • Fault analysis
  • Fault current ratio
  • Korea ac electric railway system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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