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TitleShort Circuit Calculation
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Thévenin equivalent circuit

is the transformer winding ratio (pu)

Conversely, by re-arranging the equation above, impedances can be referred to the LV side:

Step 4: Determine Thévenin Equivalent Circuit at the Fault Location

The system model must first be simplified into an equivalent
circuit as seen from the fault location, showing a voltage
source and a set of complex impedances representing the
power system equipment and load impedances (connected in
series or parallel).

The next step is to simplify the circuit into a Thévenin
equivalent circuit (
%C3%A9venin%27s_theorem) , which is a circuit containing
only a voltage source ( ) and an equivalent short circuit
impedance ( ).

This can be done using the standard formulae for series and
parallel impedances, keeping in mind that the rules of complex
arithmetic must be used throughout.

If unbalanced short circuits (e.g. single phase to earth fault) will be analysed, then a separate Thévenin
equivalent circuit should be constructed for each of the positive, negative and zero sequence networks (i.e.
finding ( , and ).

Step 5: Calculate Balanced Three-Phase Short Circuit Currents

The positive sequence impedance calculated in Step 4 represents the equivalent source impedance seen by a
balanced three-phase short circuit at the fault location. Using this impedance, the following currents at
different stages of the short circuit cycle can be computed:

Initial Short Circuit Current

The initial symmetrical short circuit current is calculated from IEC 60909-0 Equation 29, as follows:

Where is the initial symmetrical short circuit current (A)

is the voltage factor that accounts for the maximum system voltage (1.05 for voltages <1kV,
1.1 for voltages >1kV)

is the nominal system voltage at the fault location (V)
is the equivalent positive sequence short circuit impedance (Ω)

Peak Short Circuit Current

IEC 60909-0 Section 4.3 offers three methods for calculating peak short circuit currents, but for the sake of
simplicity, we will only focus on the X/R ratio at the fault location method. Using the real (R) and reactive

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