Bewley Diagrams Revisited via Visualization

Evrenosoglu C. Y., Abur A., AKLEMAN E., OEZENER O. O.

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, vol.24, no.3, pp.1401-1407, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/tpwrs.2009.2022579
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1401-1407
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The paper applies the well-known red-green-blue (RGB) coloring method to visualize traveling waves initiated by switching events or faults occurring in power systems. The three-phase voltage profile along a given transmission line is obtained first. This profile is then converted into a colored picture by assigning different colors to phase signals according to their intensity. An interesting outcome of repeating this process for each time step is the emergence of the Bewley diagram [1] which is commonly used to illustrate the behavior of traveling waves in space-time. The main contribution of the paper is to show that RGB coloring of phase signals reveals essentially the same profile as the one obtained by using the aerial mode of the signals transformed into the modal domain. Furthermore, it discusses how this result can possibly be useful in applications such as fault location.