Indirect lightning strokes represent and important source of damage for overhead distribution lines. For the correct evaluation of lightning-induced overvoltages, the frequency dependence of the electrical parameters of the soil should be considered. Therefore, this paper proposes a simplified approach which selects a dominant frequency according to the front time of the current waveform at the base of the lightning channel and takes advantage of an approximate formula for the lightninginduced overvoltage peak which is available in the literature. The most relevant strengths of the proposed method are the simplicity of implementation in any computational environment and the reduced process time, which is extremely lower than that required by more sophisticated numerical methods. These characteristics make the proposed approach a practical and easy engineering tool. The results show overvoltage decreases above 35% for soils of low conductivity. Therefore, the frequency dependence of the electrical parameters of the soil plays an important role. Index Terms—Lightning, lightning induced overvoltage, frequency-dependent electrical parameters of the soil, overhead distribution lines.

A Simplified Method for the Evaluation of Lightning-Induced Overvoltage Peaks with Frequency-Dependent Soil Parameters

Mestriner D.;Procopio R.;Nicora M.;Delfino F.
2022

Abstract

Indirect lightning strokes represent and important source of damage for overhead distribution lines. For the correct evaluation of lightning-induced overvoltages, the frequency dependence of the electrical parameters of the soil should be considered. Therefore, this paper proposes a simplified approach which selects a dominant frequency according to the front time of the current waveform at the base of the lightning channel and takes advantage of an approximate formula for the lightninginduced overvoltage peak which is available in the literature. The most relevant strengths of the proposed method are the simplicity of implementation in any computational environment and the reduced process time, which is extremely lower than that required by more sophisticated numerical methods. These characteristics make the proposed approach a practical and easy engineering tool. The results show overvoltage decreases above 35% for soils of low conductivity. Therefore, the frequency dependence of the electrical parameters of the soil plays an important role. Index Terms—Lightning, lightning induced overvoltage, frequency-dependent electrical parameters of the soil, overhead distribution lines.
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