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JULY 5, 2011

Basic Laws, Theorems,


and Methods of Network Analysis:

Mesh Analysis and


Superposition Theorem

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Different Laws and Theorems in Network Analysis


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Mesh Analysis
Nodal Analysis
Thevenins Theorem
Nortons Theorem
Superposition Theorem
Compensation Theorem
Millmans Theorem

Mesh Analysis
Mesh analysis (sometimes referred to as loop analysis or mesh
current method) is a method that is used to solve planar circuits for
the voltages and currents at any place in the circuit.
Planar circuits are circuits that can be drawn on a plane with
no wires overlapping each other.
Mesh analysis uses Kirchhoffs Voltage Law to solve these planar
circuits.
The advantage of using mesh analysis is that it creates a systematic
approach to solving planar circuits and reduces the number of
equations needed to solve the circuit for all of
the voltages and currents.

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For an N-mesh network,


V1 = R11I1 - R12I2 - ... - R1nIn
V2 = - R21I1 + R22I2 - ... - R2nIn
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Vn = - Rn1I1 - Rn2I2 - ... _ RnnIn
Notes:

where,
V1, V2, ... Vn

= algebraic sum of all the voltage


sources within a mesh
R11, R22, R33, ... Rnn = sum of all resistances within the mesh
R12, R2n, R3n, ... Rnn = mutual or common resistance between two
currents

In summing for the voltages, find the voltage rise (added terms) and voltage drop (subtracted term) in
reference to the direction of the current.
Voltage rise, sign is (+)
Voltage drop, sign is (-)

Assign current in only one direction.


Normally, mutual terms have negative sign.

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Is

Superposition Theorem
States that the total linear response of a linear
system is given by the algebraic sum of all
individual responses created by each source
acting alone in the network.

v1

+
-

LINEAR
SYSTEM

+
v0
-

+ -

1.

Set Vo be the only source by removing Is, V1, and V2


determine the first term = _____

2.

Set V1 be the only source by removing Is, V0, and V2


determine the second term = _____
Set V2 be the only source by removing Is, V0, and V1
determine the third term = _____
Set Is be the only source by removing V2, V0, and V1
determine the fourth term, and so on = _____
Get the sum of all the individual terms reading

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Thank You for


listening!

Lets some more related sample Problem Solving and Preliminary Exam to follow...
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