The analysis of power systems has in the past been directed mainly towards the solution
of the fundamental problem of load-flow. Commercial computer programs, which were
produced to deal initially with this steady-state problem, have become progressively
more complex in order to cater for unbalanced and transient situations such as fault level,
stability and harmonic penetration. Despite the sophistication of many of the available
programs, there exists a class of problem for which they remain, as yet, unsuited. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.