The effect of soil resistivity on the LV surge environment

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dc.contributor.author Yang, Shuxin
dc.date.accessioned 2007-02-14T13:33:48Z
dc.date.available 2007-02-14T13:33:48Z
dc.date.issued 2007-02-14T13:33:48Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/1993
dc.description Student Number : 0418388R - MSc(Eng) research report - School of Electrical and Information Engineering - Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment en
dc.description.abstract Due to the high soil resistivities and high frequency of lightning strikes in South Africa, the background theory about the effect of soil resistivity on the LV surge environment is important, but the present local and international standards do not give reasonable explanations for this effect. The previously published experimental results and research results related to this effect were investigated. From these investigations, it can be shown that the soil resistivity can affect surge generation, surge propagation and surge attenuation significantly. Also, soil resistivity plays a main role in the lightning surges caused by both direct strikes and indirect strikes, which can cause severe damage to the LV distribution system. Soil resistivity also has a significant impact on the resistance of an earth electrode. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject soil resistivity en
dc.subject lightning strike en
dc.subject surge generation en
dc.subject surge attenuation en
dc.subject surge distribution en
dc.title The effect of soil resistivity on the LV surge environment en
dc.type Thesis en


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