Prediction of spark paths in a point/two-rod gap in air

  title={Prediction of spark paths in a point/two-rod gap in air},
  author={J M K Macalpine and L. Cheung and W. L. Ip and P. Ng and D. H. Qiu},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation},
Three-dimensional images had been obtained of some 400 positive point/plane sparks in air during previous work and analysis showed that on average each section of the spark was related to the previous one. However there was a large random perturbation (within a probability distribution) which accounted for the tortuous shapes of the spark paths. Simulations… CONTINUE READING