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Summarizes the state of the art of lightning protection as it stands todayProvides the necessary scientific background to enable the engineer to make appropriate judgments in situations where conventional engineering solutions may be inadequateLightning 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 a graduate and postgraduate level. CONTENTS Benjamin Franklin and Lightning Rods* Lightning parameters of engineering interest* Rocket-triggered lightning and new insights into lightning protection gained from triggered lightning experiments* Attachment of lightning flashes to grounded structures* Protection against Lightning Surges* External lightning protection system* Internal lightning protection system* Risk analysis* Low frequency grounding resistance and lightning protection* High frequency grounding* Soil Ionization* Lightning Protection of Low-Voltage Networks* Lightning Protection of Medium Voltage Lines* Lightning Protection of Wind turbines* Lightning protection of telecommunication towers* Lightning Protection of Satellite Launch Pads* Lightning protection of structures with risk of fire and explosion* Lightning and trees* Lightning Warning Systems* Lightning caused injuries in humans* Lightning Standards* High Voltage and High Current Testing* Return stroke models for engineering applications RELATED TITLES Condition Assessment of High Voltage Insulation in Power System Equipment 978-0-86341-737-5 (2008) $50 Overvoltage Protection of Low-voltage Systems, Revised Edition - ISBN 9780852967812Advances in High Voltage Engineering - ISBN 9780852961582
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