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Lightning Protection

Lightning Protection

by Vernon Cooray


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ISBN-13: 9780863417443
Publisher: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Publication date: 09/30/2009
Series: Energy Engineering Series , #58
Pages: 1072
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 2.20(d)

About the Author

Vernon Cooray is a leading Professor of lightning research at Uppsala University where his research interests include experimental and theoretical aspects of electromagnetic compatibility, electromagnetic wave propagation, lightning physics, lightning protection and the physics of electrical discharges. He is the vice president of the scientific committee of the International Conference on Lightning Protection and the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Lightning Research. He has published more than 270 scientific articles on lightning and electrical discharges including Lightning Electromagnetics (2012) and Lightning Protection (2009).

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Benjamin Franklin and lightning rods
  • Chapter 2: Lightning parameters of engineering interest
  • Chapter 3: Rocket-triggered lightning and new insights into lightning protection gained from triggered-lightning experiments
  • Chapter 4: Attachment of lightning flashes to grounded structures
  • Chapter 5: Protection against lightning surges
  • Chapter 6: External lightning protection system
  • Chapter 7: Internal lightning protection system
  • Chapter 8: Risk analysis
  • Chapter 9: Low-frequency grounding resistance and lightning protection
  • Chapter 10: High-frequency grounding
  • Chapter 11: Soil ionization
  • Chapter 12: Lightning protection of low-voltage networks
  • Chapter 13: Lightning protection of medium voltage lines
  • Chapter 14: Lightning protection of wind turbines 15 Lightning protection of telecommunication towers
  • Chapter 15: Lightning protection of telecommunication towers
  • Chapter 16: Lightning protection of satellite launch pads
  • Chapter 17: Lightning protection of structures with risk of fire and explosion
  • Chapter 18: Lightning and trees
  • Chapter 19: Lightning warning systems
  • Chapter 20: Lightning-caused injuries in humans
  • Chapter 21: Lightning standards
  • Chapter 22: High-voltage and high-current testing
  • Chapter 23: Return stroke models for engineering applications

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Lightning Protection 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
sbootman More than 1 year ago
The art and science of lightning protection continues to evolve. This book, a compendium, adds valuable information, techniques, and research results to the growing body of literature. Lightning unfortunately is responsible for many millions of dollars of damage in the world and the loss of 100s, if not 1000s of lives each year. In most lightning discharge events it is possible to provide a high level of protection with proper design and implementation of defense. While there is no such thing as absolute protection, depending on one's budget and local conditions it is possible to avoid catastrophe. The book is written by multiple authors, each with their specific experience. The underlying perspective is that of the IEC standards, leaning heavily on IEC-62305 as the core document in lightning protection. As such this book will hopefully advance the IEC standards as the preeminent international standards in lightning protection. While other standards in the world are mostly equivalent, there is an unfortunate lack of coherence in nomenclature among them. I found the book to be well illustrated. And even though there are multiple authors, it is fairly consistent in depth, illustrations and treatment of topics. While over 1000 pages, there remain a series of topics that one hopes will be addressed in future editions or by other authors in other books. One of those topics is the continuing plague of non-standard lighting arrestors especially in the countries-in-development. I certainly can recommend this tome. Hopefully it is not the last from the international lighting protection community.