Lightning-Induced Effects in Electrical and Telecommunication Systems
by Yoshihiro Baba and Vladimir A. Rakov
The Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2021
eISBN: 978-1-78561-354-8 | Cloth: 978-1-78561-353-1


Power and telecommunications systems are growing increasingly complex. This increases their vulnerability to lightning-related effects.

Due to the high importance of reliability in power and telecommunications systems and the sensitive equipment involved, protection against lightning is a necessity. Lightning-induced effects need to be understood well in order to assess the risks as well as design protection. These can be modelled with both the traditional transmission-line theory, which is based on the transmission-line theory with an electromagnetic-field-to-conductor coupling model, as well as with the state-of-the art finite difference time-domain (FDTD) method. Interest in the FDTD method is growing because of the availability of software and increased computer capabilities.

This book provides an overview of both methods of computing effects from lightning. Coverage includes calculation of lightning return stroke and its modelling, calculation of lightning electromagnetic fields, distributed-circuit models of electromagnetic coupling to overhead conductor, introduction of the finite-difference time-domain method, and its applications to system protection.

Lightning-Induced Effects in Electrical and Telecommunication Systems is essential reading for electrical engineers and researchers, who are interested in lightning surge protection studies, as well as senior undergraduate and graduate students specializing in electrical engineering.

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