# ZBUS Formulation

## ZBUS Formulation:

ZBUS Formulation is given by

By Inventing YBUS The sparsity of YBUS may be retained by using an efficient inversion technique  and nodal impedance matrix can then be calculated directly from the factorized admittance matrix. This is beyond the scope of this book.

### Current Injection Technique

Equation (9.33) can be written in the expanded form It immediately follows from Eq. (9.34) that Also Zij=Zji;(ZBUS is a symmetrical matrix).

As per Eq. (9.35) if a unit current is injected at bus (node) j, while the other buses are kept open circuited, the bus voltages yield the values of the jth column of ZBUS However, no organized computerizable techniques are possible for finding the bus voltages. The technique had utility in AC Network Analyzers where the bus voltages could be read by a voltmeter.

### ZBUS Building Algorithm

It is a step-by-step programmable technique which proceeds branch by branch. It has the advantage that any modification of the network does not require complete rebuilding of ZBUS

Consider that ZBUS has been formulated upto a certain stage and another branch is now added. Then Upon adding a new branch, one of the following situations is presented.  1. Zb is added from a new bus to the reference bus (i.e. a new branch is added and the dimension of ZBUS goes up by one). This is type-I modification.
1. Zb is added from a new bus to an old bus (i.e., a new branch is added and the dimension of ZBUS goes up by one). This is type-2 modification.
2. Zb connects an old bus to the reference branch (i.e., a new loop is formed but the dimension of ZBUS does not change). This is type-3 modification.
3. Zb connects two old buses (i.e., new loop is formed but the dimension of ZBUS does not change). This is type-4 modification.
4. Zb connects two new buses (ZBUS remains unaffected in this case). This situation can be avoided by suitable numbering of buses and from now onwards will be ignored.

Notation: i, j—old buses; r—reference bus; k—new bus.

### Type-1 Mollification

Figure 9.24 shows a passive (linear) n-bus network in which branch with impedance Zb is added to the new bus k and the reference bus r. Now Hence  ### Type-2 Modification

Zb is added from new bus k to the old bus j as in Fig. 9.25. It follows from this figure that  Rearranging, Consequently ### Type–3 Modification

Zb connects an old bus (j) to the reference bus (r) as in Fig. 9.26. This case follows from Fig. 9.25 by connecting bus k to the reference bus r, i.e. by setting Vk = 0. Thus Eliminate Ik in the set of equations contained in the matrix operation (9.38), Substituting Eq. (9.40) in Eq. (9.39) Equation (9.37) can be written in matrix form as ### Type-4 Modification

Zb connects two old buses as in Fig. 9.27. Equations can be written as follows for all the network buses.  Similar equations follow for other buses.

The voltages of the buses i and j are, however, constrained by the equation (Fig. 9.27) Rearranging Collecting equations similar to Eq. (9.43) and Eq. (9.45) we can write Eliminating Ik in Eq. (9.46) on lines similar to what was done in Type-2 modification, it follows that With the use of four relationships Eqs (9.36), (9.37), (9.42) and (9.47) bus impedance matrix can be built by a step-by-step procedure (bringing in one branch at a time) as illustrated in Example 9.8. This procedure being a mechanical one can be easily computerized.

When the network undergoes changes, the modification procedures can be employed to revise the bus impedance matrix of the network. The opening of a line (Zij) is equivalent to adding a branch in parallel to it with impedance — Zij

Updated: April 18, 2018 — 4:54 pm