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Discharge in Long Air Gaps

Modelling and applications
Abderrahmane Beroual, Issouf Fofana


Discharge in Long Air Gaps: Modelling and applications presents self-consistent predictive dynamic models of positive and negative discharges in long air gaps. Equivalent models are also derived to predict lightning parameters based on the similarities between long air gap discharges and lightning flashes. Macroscopic air gap discharge parameters are calculated to solve electrical, empirical and physical equations, and comparisons between computed and experimental results for various test configurations are presented and discussed. This book is intended to provide a fresh perspective by contributing an innovative approach to this research domain, and universities with programs in high-voltage engineering will find this volume to be a working example of how to introduce the basics of electric discharge phenomena.

About Editors

Abderrahmane Beroual is a distinguished full Professor at University of Lyon in the Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France. His research has made a substantial contribution to long air gaps discharge and lightning, outdoor insulation, modelling of discharges and composite materials, pre-breakdown and breakdown phenomena in dielectric fluids and solid/fluid interfaces. He was elected IEEE fellow in 2011 for his contribution to processes of pre-breakdown and breakdown in dielectric liquids.

Issouf Fofana is chair professor at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) and Director of the Modeling and Diagnostic of Power Network Equipment (MODELE) laboratory. He is actively involved with teaching and research in the area of high-voltage engineering with emphases on the insulation diagnostic/modelling relevant to power equipment.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 2 Background on Gas Discharge Theory 3 The positive discharge in long air gaps 4 The negative discharge in long air gaps 5 Foudre 6 Review of existing mathematical models 7 Modeling the positive discharge in long air gaps 8 Modeling the negative discharge in long air gaps 9 Applications of the model developed for Positive discharge in long air gaps 10 Applications of the model developed for negative discharge in long air 11 Positive Lightning Model-Application 12 Positive Lightning Model-Application 13 Positive Lightning Model-Application 14 Negative Lightning Model-Applications


Hardback ISBN: 9780750312370

Ebook ISBN: 9780750312363

DOI: 10.1088/978-0-7503-1236-3

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing


Researchers interested in dielectric breakdown of large air gaps or those with an interest in lightning will find this book well worth reading. It would also be a good resource in academia as a graduate-level text for HV engineering in a power engineering program. John J Shea 2017 IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Inc.

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