Lightning protection of thatched roofed structures

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dc.contributor.author Chachaia, Fernando Hausse
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-08T12:07:40Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-08T12:07:40Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01-08T12:07:40Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/5932
dc.description.abstract Abstract This work describes the design of external lightning protection system for thatched roofed structures. Lightning is a natural phenomenon that has an unpredictable strike location. Therefore in creating an external LPS, it is possible to create a path for the discharge that minimizes its harmful effects to a structure. There are many international documents and standards that describe methods of providing lightning protection. It has traditionally been accepted practice to install lightning protection masts near a thatched structure. However in solving one problem a number of others may have been created. This work explores alternative lightning protection designs for thatched roofed structures. Tests were performed in a laboratory environment to determine the level at which that will ignite from a direct strike to thatch material. These tests were performed using a combination impulse generator. It was found that thatch started to smoke at 10 kA. And ignition of the thatch occurred at 20 kA with a charge of 45 C. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject thatched roofs en
dc.subject lightning protection en
dc.title Lightning protection of thatched roofed structures en
dc.type Thesis en


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