Understanding Lightning and Lightning Protection: A Multimedia Teaching Guide
Understanding Lightning and Lightning Protection helps the reader to understand the propagation of waves within complex intelligent structures within buildings, and the operation of systems designed to protect these structures. It also comments on proper human behaviour during a lightning thunderstorm.
- Accompanied by a web-based animation program http://www.wiley.com/go/horvath
- Shows the fundamental processes of the lightning phenomenon, and helps the reader to understand the measures of protection against lightning damage.
- Offers a new theory and calculation method to estimate the efficiency of lightning air termination systems, which helps to evaluate the residual risk of the lightning protection system.
- Examines the propogation of waves and the associated protection of intelligent systems against lightning electromagnetic impulses.
This interactive teaching tool is designed for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students in electrical engineering, construction, physics and meteorology. It will also provide a valuable resource for practitioners within electric power distribution, electronics, informatics & construction safety.
1. Cloud, cyclone and fronts.
2. Electric charges in clouds.
3. Discharge processes in air.
4. Development of the lightning flash.
5. Physics of the lightning discharge.
6. Curious lightning phenomena.
7. Induced voltage.
8. Dynamic forces due to lightning.
9. Heat effects on metal objects.
10. Lightning attachment.
11. Collection space of structures.
12. Protective effect on flat roof.
13. Protection of inclined roof.
14. Residual risk of lightning protection.
15. Classification of structures.
16. Air termination systems.
17. Down conductors and metal objects.
18. Earthing of lightning protection system.
19. Lightning electromagnetic impulse.
20. Graded surge-protection.
21. Surge protection devices.
22. Internal lightning protection zones.
23. Connection to electric power network.
24. Protection of electronic devices.
25. Lightning measurement and localization.
26. The mankind in the thunderstorm.