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Lightning effect on scaled protected and un-protected building structures; a simulation approach

Ullah, Irshad and Baharom, M. N. R. and Ahmad, H. and Luqman, H. M. and Zainal, Zainab (2016) Lightning effect on scaled protected and un-protected building structures; a simulation approach. Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2 (3). pp. 401-408. ISSN 25024760

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Abstract

Lightning strikes affect the building structures by producing high electric field on the surface and around the building structrure. Lighnting air terminal is a traditional enemy of the thunder storm as it captures the lightning flashes. Effect of lightning flash on the building structrue when the lightning air terminal was not installed and when it was installed on different building structure was studied in this paper. When thunder storm strikes a building the electric field effect is propagated throughout the building surface and it damages the entire building.When the air terminal is places on the corners/edges it capture the lightning flashes on certain points and discharge it into the ground and the building remains safe. This phenomenon was studied in detail in this paper and it was proved that by installing the air terminal the remaining building structrue was safe and the electric field instensity was concentrated on the installed air terminal rather than the whole roof top and the rest of the building

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lighnting air terminal; electric field; protected building; lightning flash
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK1001-1841 Production of electric energy or power. Powerplants. Central stations
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Electrical Power Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:32
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:32
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10011
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