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On the Statistical Characterization of Lightning-Induced Voltages

University of Naples Federico II, Via Claudio 21, 80125 Naples, Italy
University of Naples Parthenope, Centro Direzionale di Napoli, Is. C4, 80143 Naples, Italy
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Appl. Sci. 2018, 8(4), 651;
Received: 22 March 2018 / Revised: 13 April 2018 / Accepted: 19 April 2018 / Published: 23 April 2018
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Protection against lightning-induced voltages is a particularly critical issue, especially for smart grids, due to the presence of electronic-based equipment, as well as control and monitoring devices. Analysis of the severity of the induced voltages is then imperative; on the other hand, the random nature of the lightning phenomenon cannot be disregarded. In this paper, the severity of lightning-induced voltage is analyzed by means of a probabilistic approach which, starting from closed-form solutions, uses a Monte Carlo procedure. Parametric distributions that best fit the distributions of the induced voltages are investigated as well. The results show that the lognormal and the generalized extreme value distributions are the best candidates. View Full-Text
Keywords: lightning-induced voltage; Monte Carlo procedure; statistical analysis lightning-induced voltage; Monte Carlo procedure; statistical analysis

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Andreotti, A.; Mottola, F.; Pierno, A.; Proto, D. On the Statistical Characterization of Lightning-Induced Voltages. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 651.

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