Radiated Fields From Lightning Strikes to Tall Structures: Effect of Upward-Connecting Leader and Reflections at the Return Stroke Wavefront

@article{Mosaddeghi2011RadiatedFF,
  title={Radiated Fields From Lightning Strikes to Tall Structures: Effect of Upward-Connecting Leader and Reflections at the Return Stroke Wavefront},
  author={Abbas Mosaddeghi and Farhad Rachidi and Marcos Rubinstein and Fabio Napolitano and Davide Pavanello and Volodymyr O. Shostak and Wasyl Janischewskyj and Markus Nyffeler},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility},
  year={2011},
  volume={53},
  pages={437-445}
}
An extension of the engineering return-stroke models for lightning strikes to tall structures that takes into account the presence of possible reflections at the return-stroke wavefront and the presence of an upward-connecting leader is presented. Based on the approach proposed by Shostak et al., closed-form, iterative solutions for the current distribution along the channel, and the strike object are derived. Simulation results for the magnetic fields are compared with experimental waveforms… CONTINUE READING