S. A. Soman

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Research Interests

Power System Analysis: Power System Economics, Computation, Modeling and Optimization

Power System Protection : Current and Voltage Transformers, Numerical Relaying Algorithms, Relay Coordination, System Protection

Courses Offered

  • EE659 A First Course in Optimization
  • EE651 Power System Protection
  • EE326 Power Systems Lab

Academic Background

  • B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Maulana Azad College of Technology Bhopal in 1989
  • M.E. in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore in 1992
  • PhD in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore in 1996

Work Experience

  • As a faculty from 1996 onwards in IIT Bombay

Contact Information

Department of Electrical Engineering
IIT Bombay, Powai
Mumbai 400 076, India
Email : soman[AT]ee.iitb.ac.in
Phone (Internal(O)) : (0091 22) - 2576 7435
Phone (Internal(R)) : 8435
Office room no: 224
Fax: (0091 22) - 25723707

Books Written

  • S A Soman, S A Khaparde and Shubha Pandit, Computational Methods for Large Sparse Power Systems Analysis: An Object Oriented Approach, Kluwer Academic Publishers (now with Springer Verlag) 2001.

List of Publications

International Journals

1. M. S. S. Rao, S. A. Soman, P. Chitkara, R. K. Gajbhiye, N. Hemachandra, B. L. Menezes, Min-Max Fair Power Flow Tracing for Transmission System Usage Cost Allocation: A Large System Perspective, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems Volume 25, Issue 3, August 2010, Page(s):1457-1468

2. S. Dambhare, S. A. Soman, M. Chandorkar, Current Differential Protection of Transmission Line using the Moving Window Averaging Technique, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery Volume 25, Issue 2, April 2010 Page(s):610-620

3. S. Dambhare, S. A. Soman, M. Chandorkar, Adaptive Current Differential Protection Schemes for Transmission Line Protection, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery Volume 24, Issue 4, Oct 2009 Page(s):1832-1841

4. D. Dua, S. Dambhare, R. K. Gajbhiye, S. A. Soman, Optimal Multistage Scheduling of PMU Placement: An ILP Approach , IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery Volume 23, Issue 4, October 2008 Page(s)1812-1820

5. R K Gajbhiye, B. Gopi, P. Kulkarni, S. A. Soman, Computationally Efficient Methodology for Analysis of Faulted Power Systems With Series Compensated Transmission Lines: A Phase Coordinated Approach , IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery Volume 23, No 2, April 2008 Page(s):873 - 880

6. R. K. Gajbhiye, ,D. Naik, S. Dambhare, S. A. Soman, An Expert System Approach for Multi-Year Short-Term Transmission System Expansion Planning: An Indian Experience , IEEE Transactions on Power Systems Volume 23, Issue 1, Feb 2008 Page(s):226-237

7. R. K. Gajbhiye, A. De, S. A. Soman, Computation of Optimal Break Point Set of Relays—An Integer Linear Programming Approach , IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery Volume 22, No 4, Oct 2007 Page(s):2087-2098

8. A. Abhyankar, S. A. Soman, S. A. Khaparade, Min-Max Fairness Criteria for Transmission Fixed Cost Allocation , IEEE Transactions on Power Systems Volume 22, Issue 4, Nov 2007 Page(s):2094 - 2104

9. A. Abhyankar, S. A. Soman, S. A. Khaparade, Optimization Approach for Real Power Tracing: An Application toTransmission Fixed Cost Allocation , IEEE Transactions on Power Systems Volume 21, Issue 3, Aug 2006 Page(s):1350 - 1361

10. Soman, S.A.; Nguyen, T.B.; Pai, M.A.; Vaidyanathan, R., Analysis of angle stability problems: a transmission protection systems perspective, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Volume 19, Issue 3, July 2004 Page(s):1024 - 1033

11. Gajjar, G.R.; Khaparde, S.A.; Nagaraju, P.; Soman, S.A., Application of actor-critic learning algorithm for optimal bidding problem of a Genco, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Volume 18, Issue 1, Feb. 2003 Page(s):11 - 18

12. Pandit, S.; Soman, S.A.; Khaparde, S.A., Design of generic direct sparse linear system solver in C++ for power system analysis, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Volume 16, Issue 4, Nov. 2001 Page(s):647 - 652

13. Pandit, S.; Soman, S.A.; Khaparde, S.A., Object-oriented network topology processor [power system automation], IEEE Computer Applications in Power, Volume 14, Issue 2, April 2001 Page(s):42 - 46

14. Pandit, S.; Soman, S.A.; Khaparde, S.A., Object-oriented design for power system applications, IEEE Computer Applications in Power, Volume 13, Issue 4, Oct. 2000 Page(s):43 - 47

15. Pandian, A.; Parthasarathy, K.; Soman, S.A., Towards faster Givens rotations based power system state estimator, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Volume 14, Issue 3, Aug. 1999 Page(s):837 - 843

16. A. Pandian, S. A. Soman, K. Parthasarathy, Variable pivot column oriented givens rotations based power system state estimator, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Volume 20, Issue 3, March 1998, Page(s) 183-189

17. A. Pandian, K. Parthasarathy, D. Thukaram and S. A. Soman, A numerically stable decomposition based power system state estimation algorithm, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Volume 20, Issue 1, January 1998, Page(s) 17-23

18. Soman, S.A.; Parthasarathy, K.; Thukaram, D., Curtailed number and reduced controller movement optimization algorithms for real time voltage/reactive power control, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Volume 9, Issue 4, Nov. 1994 Page(s):2035 - 2041

19. Agalgoankar A. P.; Kulkarni S. V.; Khaparde S. A.; Soman S. A., Placement and penetration of distributed generation under standard market design, International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems Volume 1, Issue 1, Article 1004

20., Abhyankar A. R.; Khaparde; Soman S. A.; Pentayya P., A Transmission pricing mechanism based on power tracing for central transmission utility in India, International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems, Volume 2. Issue 1

Papers in conference proceedings

1., Rajeev Gajbhiyee; S. A. Soman, New Bid Structures for Power Exchange with Modelling in Integer Linear Programming, Accepted in 6th International Conference on the European Energy Market, 2009

2., Sanjay Dambhare; Nandkishore Kinhekar; S. A. Soman; M. C. Chandorkar, ATP-EMTP Analysis of Series Compensated Lines for Distance Protection Schemes, International Conference on Power System Protection, Bangalore, India, February 20-21, 2007

3., Devesh Dua; S. A. Soman; A Comparative Study of Power Swing Detection Methods, International Conference on Power System Protection, Bangalore, India, February 20-21, 2007

4., Sharvari Bendarkar; R. K. Gajbhiye; S. A. Soman, Optimal Reconfiguration to Improve Voltage Profile of Distribution System using Network Simplex Method, International Conference on Power Systems, Bangalore, India, December 12-14, 2007

5., Rao, M.S.S.; Soman, S.A.; Menezes, B.L.; Pradeep Chawande; Dipti, P.; Ghanshyam, T., An expert system approach to short-term load forecasting for Reliance Energy Limited, Mumbai , IEEE Power India Conference, 2006 10-12 April 2006 Page(s):6

6. Abhyankar, A.R.; Soman, S.A.; Khaparde, S.A., Tractability of bilateral transactions considering multiplicity of solution space in real power tracing , IEEE Power India Conference, 10-12 April 2006 Page(s):8 pp.

7. Gajbhiye, R.K.; Kulkarni, P.; Soman, S.A., Analysis of Faulted Power Systems in Three Phase Coordinates-A Generic Approach, The 7th International Power Engineering Conference, 2005. IPEC 2005. 29-02 Nov. 2005 Page(s):1 - 6

8. Abhyankar, A.R.; Soman, S.A.; Khaparde, S.A., Allocation of Fixed Transmission Costs by Tracing Compliant Postage Stamp Method , The 7th International Power Engineering Conference, 2005 IPEC 2005, 29-02 Nov. 2005 Page(s):1 - 6

9. Chawande, P.; Soman, S.A.; Apte, P.R.; Pandit, S., Experimental Evaluation of Current Transformer Performance under Saturation, The 7th International Power Engineering Conference, 2005 IPEC 2005. 29-02 Nov. 2005 Page(s):1 - 5

10. Abhyankar, A.R.; Soman, S.A.; Khaparde, S.A., New Paradigm of Tracing Algorithms: Application to Fair Loss Allocation in Indian System , International Conference on Future Power Systems, 2005, 16-18 Nov. 2005 Page(s):1 - 6

11. Gajbhiye, R.K.; De, A.; Helwade, R.; Soman, S.A., A Simple and Efficient Approach to Determination of Minimum Set of Break Point Relays for Transmission Protection System Coordination, International Conference on Future Power Systems, 2005 16-18 Nov. 2005 Page(s):1-5

12. Pandit, S.; Soman, S.A.; Khaparde, S.A.; Pandian, A., An OOP based real time reactive power control algorithm for large power systems, IEEE Power Engineering Society Winter Meeting, 2000 Volume 2, 23-27 Jan. 2000 Page(s):1174 - 1179 vol.2 Papers in conference proceedings

Other reputed international conferences

13. Rajani Vaidyanathan, S. A. Soman, Distance Relay Coordination Considering Power Swings , CRIS International Conference on Power Systems and Communications Infrastructures for the future, Beijing, September 23-27,2002.

14. Shubha Pandit, S. A. Soman, S A Khaparde; Object oriented set theoretic implementation of minimum degree algorithm, 14th Power Systems Computations Conference, Sevilla, Spain, June 24-28, 2002.

15. Sarika Khushalani, S. A. Khaparde, S. A. Soman, Congestion management in the emerging energy market structures, International conference on bulk power transmission systems integration in developing countries, CIGRE regional meeting , Nov 2001, New Delhi, VII pp 16-24.

Patents Filed

1. S. A. Soman, P. Apte, P. V. Chawande ;Device and method for mitigating magnetic core saturation in a current transformer, Indian Patent Application No 592/MUM/2008 Filed on 24th March 2008

2. S. A. Soman, P. Navalkar; A system and method for detecting and locating a fault and controlling the tripping of a backup relay in a power transmission network using phasor measurement units , //Indian Patent Application No 1117/MUM/2010 Filed on 1 April 2010

 
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