Modelling lightning strikes to tall towers

Rachidi, Farhad (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland) ; Rubinstein, Marcos (School of Management and Engineering Vaud, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland)

In this chapter, we present a review of recent progress in the modelling of lightning strikes to tall structures. Since some tall structures are struck by lightning several tens of time per year, they can be used as ground-truth to measure and calibrate the location accuracy of lightning location systems. In addition, knowledge of the transient processes in tall objects when they are subjected to a lightning strike allows us to use them to calibrate the lightning return-stroke currents reported by lightning detection and location systems. Tall objects constitute also a primary source of data from which channel-base lightning current statistics are obtained. These statistics are in turn used to improve the design of lightning protection devices and systems.


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Faculty:
Ingénierie et Architecture
School:
HEIG-VD
Institute:
IICT - Institut des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication
Publisher:
London, Institution of Engineering and Technology
Date:
2012-01
London
Institution of Engineering and Technology
Pagination:
pp. 873-916
Published in:
Lightning Electromagnetics
Author of the book:
Cooray, Vernon ; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
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ISBN:
9781849192156
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