Numerical analysis of the charge distribution on building structure in the preliminary breakdown phase of lightning

Q. B. Zhou, Ya Ping Du

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Abstract

This paper presented a numerical procedure for determining the charge distribution on building structure in the preliminary breakdown phase of lightning, which is essential in the study of lightning development patterns, striking positions and the transient electromagnetic environment inside buildings. In this paper an electrostatic model for the thundercloud, stepped leader, building structure and ground surface was built first. The average potential method was then developed to solve the integral equations of electric potential and charge density. Finally, simulation results of the charge distribution on a high-rise building as well as on the ground surface are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th International Zurich Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, 2006
Pages405-408
Number of pages4
Volume2006
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2006
Event17th International Zurich Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, 2006 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 27 Feb 20063 Mar 2006

Conference

Conference17th International Zurich Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, 2006
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period27/02/063/03/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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