Lightning parameters: A review, applications and extensions

William A. Chisholm, Kenneth L. Cummins

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6 Scopus citations

Abstract

An IEEE Task Force on Lightning Parameters has completed a comprehensive review of measurements from instrumented towers, supplemented with a survey of indirect results obtained from lightning location systems (LLS). Our goals in writing this paper are to link the Task Force recommendations into IEEE standards related to lightning protection, as well as to point out areas of scientific disagreement and statistical or experimental weakness that can be resolved through additional work. The rationale for simple empirical fits to observations is demonstrated through the use of recommended parameter distributions in engineering case studies to support the development or improvement of lightning protection standards. In contrast to the slow rate of accumulation of data to instrumented towers, there are opportunities for making more effective use of existing and new data from remote measurements using LLS. Analysis in this paper suggests that some objections to LLS-inferred peak current distributions discussed in the Task Force paper may be overstated, and suggests practical studies involving natural first strokes to resolve other questions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Power Engineering Society Transmission and Distribution Conference, PES TD 2005/2006
Pages465-470
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Power Engineering Society Transmission and Distribution Conference, PES TD 2005/2006 - Dallas, TX, United States
Duration: May 21 2006May 24 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Power Engineering Society Transmission and Distribution Conference

Other

OtherIEEE Power Engineering Society Transmission and Distribution Conference, PES TD 2005/2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDallas, TX
Period5/21/065/24/06

Keywords

  • Insulation coordination
  • Lightning
  • Parameters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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