Normal Distribution of the Breaker Closing Time Using the Multiple-Run Component

Last date verified August 8, 2017

This example shows how to set up multiple-run component to vary parameters in a power system to study their impact on the rest of the system or to identify the worst case scenario that may happen in the system.

The parameters can vary sequentially, randomly (flat or normal distribution), or from a list.

Similar application examples for the multiple-run component are as follows:

  • Changing the point on wave (POW) of a fault inception, in order to find the worst overvoltage and/or peak fault current.
  • Modifying the gains of a controller, in order to find the best response following a disturbance.
  • Stepping through a range of RLC or system parameters to determine an optimum.
  • Changing the type and location of faults, as well as the POW, in order to find worst case voltage and current transients.
  • POW switching of a transmission line or cable, in order to determine the worst case transient overvoltage levels at different locations on the line.

This example is developed for V4.5 and V4.6.


For information on transformer energization using multiple-run component, refer to this webpage.