Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/62595
Title: Performance assessment of lightning shielding systems Part I. Developmental analysis
Authors: Liew, A.C. 
Keywords: lightning strikes
shielding systems
Issue Date: May-1993
Source: Liew, A.C. (1993-05). Performance assessment of lightning shielding systems Part I. Developmental analysis. Electric Power Systems Research 27 (1) : 27-34. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This paper describes the analytical basis and development of a computer program for the performance assessment of lightning shielding systems (PALSS). The program is specifically written for a PC-AT for the convenience of engineers and designers whose design methods are now tending towards the use of software in workstations. The program is written in C language, is very user friendly and is enhanced with illustrative graphics. The analytical method used is based on a three-dimensional implementation of the electrogeometric model of the lightning stroke and shielding system configuration together with the structures that are required to be protected. A Monte Carlo technique is used to manipulate the statistical distributions of the lightning stroke parameters to yield a quantitative assessment. Examples of the use and usefulness of such a program are included. It is envisaged that the design of lightning protection systems for structures will be able to rely on such statistically based methods which can now be so easily and conveniently used. © 1993.
Source Title: Electric Power Systems Research
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/62595
ISSN: 03787796
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