# Nominal T and Nominal π Model of Transmission Line

### Nominal T Method

In Nominal T model of Transmission line, the whole shunt capacitance of line is assumed to be lumped at the middle of the line. The half of the line resistance and reactance is assumed at either side of the shunt capacitance as shown in figure below. Due to such modeling of line, capacitive charging current is flowing through half of the transmission line. Mind that, this is not the case in End Condenser method. In End Condenser method, capacitive charging current flows through the entire line as shunt capacitance is assumed to be lumped at the receiving end.

Let us now try to find the sending end voltage and current. For that, we will apply kirchhof’s law. Each parameter is shown in figure above with their meaning.

As the voltage across the shunt capacitance

V_{1} = (R/2 + jX/2)I_{R} + V_{R} ………(1)

Also, using Kirchhof’s current law,

**Is = I _{R} + Ic** (phasor sum) ………………………….(2)

Therefore,

Vs = (R/2 + jX/2)I_{s} + V_{1}

= (R/2 + jX/2)I_{R} + (R/2 + jX/2)I_{s} + V_{R} …………………….(3)

Let us now take the receiving end voltage as reference and assume that receiving end current or load current is lagging by some angle Ø_{R}.

Therefore,

V_{R} = V_{R} + j0

and I_{R} = I_{R}<-Ø_{R} = I_{R }(CosØ_{R} – jSinØ_{R})

As the current through the shunt capacitor lead by an angle 90° with respect to voltage across it i.e. V1, therefore

Ic = jωCV_{1}

From equation (2),

Is = I_{R }(CosØ_{R} – jSinØ_{R}) + jωCV_{1}

= I_{R }CosØ_{R} + j(ωCV_{1} – SinØ_{R}) ………………..(4)

Thus by putting the value of V1 from equation (1) in equation (4), sending end current can be found. Similarly, the sending end voltage can be calculated by putting the value of Is in equation (3). Voltage Regulation can also be calculated as we know the sending and receiving end voltage.

See, I haven’t used phasor diagram to find these parameters. The phasor diagram for Nominal T method is shown below.

### Nominal π Method

In Nominal π Method, the shunt capacitance of each line i.e. phase to neutral is divided into two equal parts. One part is lumped at the sending end while the other is lumped at receiving end as shown in figure below.

Notice that, in this method there is no effect of shunt capacitance at sending end on the line voltage drop and hence on voltage regulation but this accounts for the charging current in sending end.

Let

I_{R} = Load Current per phase

R = Resistance per phase

X = Reactance per phase

C = Capacitance per phase

CosØ_{R} = Receiving end power factor (lagging)

Vs = Sending end voltage

Let us now draw the phasor. Assume receiving end voltage V_{R} as reference and load current I_{R} lagging this voltage by Ø_{R}.

Therefore,

V_{R} = V_{R} + j0

and I_{R} = I_{R}<-Ø_{R} = I_{R }(CosØ_{R} – jSinØ_{R})

Charging Current at load end I_{C1} = j(ωC/2)V_{R} = jπfCV_{R}

Line Current **I _{L} = I_{R} + I_{C1} **(phasor sum)

Sending end voltage Vs = V_{R} + I_{L} (R+jX)

Now,

Charging current at sending end I_{C2 }= j(ωC/2)Vs = jπfCVs

Hence, Sending end current **Is = I _{L} + I_{C2} **(phasor sum)

Thus sending end current and voltage is calculated as above and from these parameters the performance of line is evaluated.