In this paper, the finite element method is applied for analyzing 4 types of lightning rods in order to select the optimal lightning rod configuration. First, software is used to calculate the 2D protective coverage of different lighting rods, and 4 kinds of typical lightning rods are simulated in different conditions. The analyzed results are then applied for the selection of the optimal lighting rod and the frame of the lighting rod. The analyzed results would be useful for electrical engineers to design lightning rods that offer the most effective lighting protection; the simulated results are also useful for the optimal location selection of lightning rods.
Finite element method, air terminal, discharge lightning rod
HSIEH, CHIN-TSUNG; WANG, MENG-HUI; and Pan, Cho-Yu
"Applying the finite element method to analyze predischarge lightning rods,"
Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences: Vol. 19:
4, Article 8.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/elektrik/vol19/iss4/8