Lightning Surge on a Power Transmission Tower
Application ID: 117981
This model demonstrates the analysis of lightning surges on high voltage transmission line towers. Lightning carrying a current of 10 kA struck one of the tower's shielded wires. The induced voltage at the three-phase conductors are computed.
Some highlights of this model:
Perform lightning surge analysis on a real transmission tower and model every detail.
Resolve the parabolic shape of the hanging transmission lines and the irregularities of ground surface.
The lightning strike channel can be defined arbitrarily, and the propagating strike current can be defined automatically.
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