Skip to main navigation menu Skip to main content Skip to site footer
×
Español (España) | English
Editorial
Home
Indexing
Original

Integration of electromagnetic and mechanical models for effective lightning protection in buildings

By
Carlos Ivan Quinatoa Caiza ,
Carlos Ivan Quinatoa Caiza

Universidad Técnica de Cotopaxi. Cotopaxi-Ecuador

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar
Alex Ivan Paguay Llamuca ,
Alex Ivan Paguay Llamuca

Universidad Técnica de Cotopaxi. Cotopaxi-Ecuador

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar
Xavier Alfonso Proaño Maldonado ,
Xavier Alfonso Proaño Maldonado

Universidad Técnica de Cotopaxi. Cotopaxi-Ecuador

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar

Abstract

The study focused on the design of an advanced algorithm for the optimal sizing of protection systems against atmospheric discharges in architectural structures, applying the rolling sphere method. This technique facilitated the incorporation of user-specified parameters through an advanced graphical interface. The methodology began with the exhaustive accumulation of data relevant to the project. Risk indices were estimated through sophisticated risk analysis software applications. If adjustments were required, the process continued; If not, the building was considered to be adequately secured. The ground resistivity was evaluated according to IEEE Std. 81, and the rolling sphere method was implemented according to IEC 662305-3. The grounding systems were configured in accordance with IEEE Std. 142 and IEEE Std. 80. To analyze the interaction of electrical discharges with the protected building, the electrical equivalents of elements such as meshes, fused copper rods were computed. , and conductors positioned horizontally and vertically. Using these data, a model was built in ATPDraw, interconnected with Python for the generation of graphical representations of the current waves in the different protection subsystems. To conclude and corroborate the effectiveness of the process, the risk indices were reevaluated. The validation of the algorithm was achieved by minimizing the margin of error to insignificant levels by incorporating standardized data proposed by organizations such as IEC and IEEE, thus confirming the precision of the designed algorithm

How to Cite

1.
A, Paguay Llamuca AI, Proaño Maldonado XA. Integration of electromagnetic and mechanical models for effective lightning protection in buildings. Data and Metadata [Internet]. 2024 Jun. 30 [cited 2024 Jul. 15];3:400. Available from: https://dm.saludcyt.ar/index.php/dm/article/view/400

The article is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. Unless otherwise stated, associated published material is distributed under the same licence.

Article metrics

Google scholar: See link

Metrics

Metrics Loading ...

The statements, opinions and data contained in the journal are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publisher and the editor(s). We stay neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Similar Articles

You may also start an advanced similarity search for this article.