Title

Hybrid Full-Wave/Circuit Modelling of Spark Gaps and its Experimental Validation

Abstract

A hybrid full-wave and circuit model for spark gaps was constructed. The spark channel was modelled as a non-linear time-dependent resistor based on Rompe-Weizel's spark formula in SPICE. The linear full-wave model of an air gap and other structures were simulated by the semi-implicit finite-difference time-domain scheme based on the Newmark-beta method. These two models were coupled and simultaneously solved in time domain. The coupled model was tested for different charged voltages and spark lengths, and also validated in comparison with measurements.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Circuit Simulation; Finite Difference Time Domain Method; Charged Voltage; Circuit Modeling; Comparison with Measurements; Coupled Modeling; Experimental Validations; Full Wave Modeling; Semi-implicit; Spark Channels; Time Domain Analysis

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0013-5194

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2017 Institution of Engineering and Technology (IEE), All rights reserved.

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