Computation of Protection Zone of a Lightning Rod Using Method of Moments and Monte Carlo Integration Technique
Abhay Srivastava, Ankhuri Dubey, Shradha Shekhar, Mrinal Mishra
DOI: 10.4236/jemaa.2011.34019   PDF    HTML     6,053 Downloads   10,828 Views   Citations


An accurate determination of lightning protection zone is an important issue in the analysis and design of an appropri-ate lightning protection system. This paper presents a fast and accurate protection zone determination methodology for metallic lightning rod. The methodology is based on Quasi Monte Carlo Integration technique applied to Method of Moments (MoM) solution of Integral Equations. As an example, solution of the integral equation for unknown charge distribution on lightning rod is obtained. The electric field in the region surrounding the rod is then computed and the protection zone plotted accordingly. The effect of the thickness of the rod on the protection zone is also studied.

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A. Srivastava, A. Dubey, S. Shekhar and M. Mishra, "Computation of Protection Zone of a Lightning Rod Using Method of Moments and Monte Carlo Integration Technique," Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications, Vol. 3 No. 4, 2011, pp. 118-121. doi: 10.4236/jemaa.2011.34019.

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