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The Art and Science of Lightning Protection

The Art and Science of Lightning Protection

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  • Date Published: January 2011
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  • isbn: 9780511353123

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  • A lightning strike to an unprotected object or system can be disastrous - in the United States lightning is responsible for over 30% of all electric power failures, causes billions of dollars' worth of property damage, and an average of 85 fatalities a year. This accessible text describes all aspects of lightning protection and includes many illustrative drawings and photographs. The author examines the physical behavior of lightning, various types of lightning damage, the role of lightning detection and warning in effective protection, as well as options for deflecting or eliminating lightning. U.S. and international lightning protection standards are discussed. This book will be essential reading for everyone involved in the business of lightning protection, including meteorologists, atmospheric scientists, architects, engineers, and fire-safety experts. Insurance practitioners and physicians will find this reference of significant value.

    • Written by one of the world's leading authorities on lightning
    • Easy to read
    • Includes many illustrative drawings and photographs
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    "There are no other books, in my opinion, that complete with this publication. Uman is the most competent individual to write this book, which fills the gap between the advanced text that he coauthored with Rakov and his introductory popular book, All About Lightning ... I recommend this book without any hesitation." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

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    • Date Published: January 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511353123
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. What is lightning?
    2. Lightning damage
    3. General methods for lightning protection: Faraday cages, topological shields
    and more practical approaches: cone of protection and rolling sphere methods
    4. Structure protection: air terminals and down conductors
    5. Structure protection: grounding
    6. Surge protection for electronics in low-voltage electrical systems
    7. Humans and animals
    8. Lightning warning
    9. Airships, airplanes, and launch vehicles
    10. Ships and boats
    11. Trees
    12. Overhead and underground power and communication lines
    13. Lightning elimination
    14. So, what do we know and what don't we know about lightning protection?
    References
    Index.

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