Robustness analysis of cyber-coupled power systems with considerations of interdependence of structures, operations and dynamic behaviors

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Original languageEnglish
Article number127215
Journal / PublicationPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Volume596
Online published11 Mar 2022
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2022

Abstract

The failure propagation of a networked system is profoundly affected by the operation and dynamic behavior of its constituent systems. In this paper, we propose a novel network-based model to investigate the cascading failure of cyber-coupled power systems. Unlike existing models that assume oversimplified network functions, operational characteristics and failure evolution, our proposed model considers the practical differences between a communication network and a power network in terms of network structure, physical operation and dynamic behavior. A practical trip mechanism is derived according to the instantaneous data transmission overload and the stochastic power flow overload. The effects of communication network connection strength and coupling patterns on the robustness of interdependent systems are also studied. Our study shows that the thermal memory effect of power lines aggravates the failure propagation, and that the robustness of the interdependent system is strongly related to the coupled communication network's tolerance. Furthermore, coupling patterns based on network similarity have better inhibition effects on cascading failure under random attacks, and node destructiveness is a suitable coupling similarity index that can be used to improve the robustness of the system. However, the strategy is inapplicable when the system is under intentional attacks.

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  • Cascading failure, Cyber-coupled power network, Cyber–physical system, Interdependent network, Robustness, Smart grid

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Robustness analysis of cyber-coupled power systems with considerations of interdependence of structures, operations and dynamic behaviors. / Gao, Xingle; Peng, Minfang; Tse, Chi K.

In: Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Vol. 596, 127215, 15.06.2022.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review