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Energies 2018, 11(8), 2067; https://doi.org/10.3390/en11082067

Power Quality: Scientific Collaboration Networks and Research Trends

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Department of Engineering, University of Almeria, 04001 Almería, Spain
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Department of Informatics, University of Almeria, 04001 Almería, Spain
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Received: 20 July 2018 / Revised: 6 August 2018 / Accepted: 7 August 2018 / Published: 8 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Electrical Power and Energy System)
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Abstract

Power quality is a research field related to the proper operation of devices and technological equipment in industry, service, and domestic activities. The level of power quality is determined by variations in voltage, frequency, and waveforms with respect to reference values. These variations correspond to different types of disturbances, including power fluctuations, interruptions, and transients. Several studies have been focused on analysing power quality issues. However, there is a lack of studies on the analysis of both the trending topics and the scientific collaboration network underlying the field of power quality. To address these aspects, an advanced model is used to retrieve data from publications related to power quality and analyse this information using a graph visualisation software and statistical tools. The results suggest that research interests are mainly focused on the analysis of power quality problems and mitigation techniques. Furthermore, they are observed important collaboration networks between researchers within and across countries. View Full-Text
Keywords: power quality; research trends; scientific collaboration; graph-based analysis power quality; research trends; scientific collaboration; graph-based analysis
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Montoya, F.G.; Baños, R.; Alcayde, A.; Montoya, M.G.; Manzano-Agugliaro, F. Power Quality: Scientific Collaboration Networks and Research Trends. Energies 2018, 11, 2067.

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