Lightning-Generated Transients in Buildings with an Efficient PEEC Method

Ruihan Qi, Y. Du, Mingli Chen

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This paper presents a time-domain equivalent circuit approach for analyzing lightning-generated electromagnetic transients in modern buildings. The building is represented by a wire-plate structure and is modeled by the internal impedance and external inductance of current cells and the coefficients of potential cells. A vector-fitting technique is applied for modeling frequency-varying internal impedance for time-domain simulation. With this unique formulation, the number of unknown variables is reduced, and computational efficiency is improved significantly. Finally, lightning-generated impulse magnetic fields and voltages within a building are evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8789698
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019


  • Lightning
  • magnetic field
  • partial element equivalent circuit (PEEC)
  • plate
  • transient

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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