Fractal approach to lightning radiation on a tortuous channel

  title={Fractal approach to lightning radiation on a tortuous channel},
  author={G. Vecchi and D. Laba},
In this p•per the r•diation from a geometrically fractal (i.e., arbitrarily irregular) discharge channel is investigated from the point of view of engineering applications of fractal geometry. Numerical results are presented for lightning return stroke radiation, which demonstrate that the time waveform of radiated field (in the Fraunhofer egion) is a fractal, and within the framework of employed approximations, it has the same fractal dimension as the channel path. Some implications of this… CONTINUE READING

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