M. A. L. Badr

Work place: Electrical Power and Machines Department, Ain Shams University, Cario, Egypt



Research Interests: Computational Engineering, Engineering


Mohamed A. L. Badr was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1944. He received the B. Eng. Degree (Honors) and M. Sc. in electrical engineering from Ain-Shams University in Cairo, Egypt in 1965 and 1969, respectively. He received Ph. D degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Leningrad in the former Soviet Union in 1974. Currently he is emeritus professor of electrical power and machines in Ain Shams University. Dr. M. A. L. Badr had been Professor of Electrical Machines in Ain Shams University since 1984. He had been the chairman of the Dept. of Electrical Power and Machines for 6 years. He headed the Electrical Engineering Dept. at the University of Qatar at Doha for five years. He was granted a post-doctor fellowship at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada between 1980 and 1982. Dr. Badr is a senior member IEEE since 1990.

Dr. Badr has supervised a large number of Ph. D. and. M. Sc. research work in electrical machines and power systems, the areas in which he is interested. He is the author and co-author of many published refereed papers.

Author Articles
Static Security Enhancement and Loss Minimization Using Simulated Annealing

By A.Y. Abdelaziz S. F. Mekhamer M. A. L. Badr H. M. Khattab

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijisa.2013.04.03, Pub. Date: 8 Mar. 2013

This paper presents a developed algorithm for optimal placement of thyristor controlled series capacitors (TCSC’s) for enhancing the power system static security and minimizing the system overall power loss. Placing TCSC’s at selected branches requires analysis of the system behavior under all possible contingencies. A selective procedure to determine the locations and settings of the thyristor controlled series capacitors is presented. The locations are determined by evaluating contingency sensitivity index (CSI) for a given power system branch for a given number of contingencies. This criterion is then used to develop branches prioritizing index in order to rank the system branches possible for placement of the thyristor controlled series capacitors. Optimal settings of TCSC’s are determined by the optimization technique of simulated annealing (SA), where settings are chosen to minimize the overall power system losses. The goal of the developed methodology is to enhance power system static security by alleviating/eliminating overloads on the transmission lines and maintaining the voltages at all load buses within their specified limits through the optimal placement and setting of TCSC’s under single and double line outage network contingencies. The proposed algorithm is examined using different IEEE standard test systems to shown its superiority in enhancing the system static security and minimizing the system losses.

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