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Lightning Protection. Energy Engineering

  • ID: 3527992
  • Book
  • September 2011
  • IET Books
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Lightning is a natural phenomenon that has always fascinated humans. It is also a destructive force, and the science of protecting humans and their belongings on earth is called lightning protection. This book provides the reader with a thorough background in almost every aspect of lightning protection. The contents of the book, distributed over 23 chapters, covers all aspects of lightning protection including lightning parameters of engineering interest, the evaluation of the risk imposed by lightning strikes, the art of installing lightning protection systems on various structures, basic principles and procedures necessary to protect electronic equipment in buildings from lightning flashes, grounding in lightning protection, the function of surge protection devices, protection of power transmission lines and telecommunication towers from lightning, the interaction of lightning flashes with wind turbines, various aspects of lightning strikes to trees, medical and engineering aspects of lightning strikes to humans, and lightning warning systems. In addition to providing essential information on lightning protection for engineers and scientists, the book is intended for use as a textbook on lightning protection at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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- Chapter 1: Benjamin Franklin and lightning rods
- Chapter 2: Lightning parameters of engineering interest
- Chapter 3: Rocket-triggered lightning and new insights into lightning protection gained from triggered-lightning experiments
- Chapter 4: Attachment of lightning flashes to grounded structures
- Chapter 5: Protection against lightning surges
- Chapter 6: External lightning protection system
- Chapter 7: Internal lightning protection system
- Chapter 8: Risk analysis
- Chapter 9: Low-frequency grounding resistance and lightning protection
- Chapter 10: High-frequency grounding
- Chapter 11: Soil ionization
- Chapter 12: Lightning protection of low-voltage networks
- Chapter 13: Lightning protection of medium voltage lines
- Chapter 14: Lightning protection of wind turbines 15 Lightning protection of telecommunication towers
- Chapter 15: Lightning protection of telecommunication towers
- Chapter 16: Lightning protection of satellite launch pads
- Chapter 17: Lightning protection of structures with risk of fire and explosion
- Chapter 18: Lightning and trees
- Chapter 19: Lightning warning systems
- Chapter 20: Lightning-caused injuries in humans
- Chapter 21: Lightning standards
- Chapter 22: High-voltage and high-current testing
- Chapter 23: Return stroke models for engineering applications
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Vernon Cooray Professor.
Uppsala University, Sweden.

Vernon Cooray is a professor in electricity, with special attention to transients and electrical discharges, at Uppsala University, Sweden. Vernon Cooray is an experienced teacher and currently conducts several courses, including the physics of lightning, physics of electrical discharges, and lightning protection for postgraduate students and personnel working in industry. He has conducted experimental and theoretical research in the physics and effects of lightning flashes, electromagnetic compatibility, electromagnetic wave propagation, lightning protection, and the physics of electrical discharges. He has authored more than 250 scientific papers and edited The Lightning Flash (IET, 2003). Vernon Cooray is the editor in chief of the Journal of Lightning Research and Open Access Atmospheric Science Journal. He is a member of the scientific committee of the International Symposium on Lightning Protection and vice president of the scientific committee of the International Conference on Lightning Protection.

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