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Lightning protection methods for wind turbine blades: an alternative approach

Mucsi, V. and Ayub, A. S. and Muhammad-Sukki, F. and Zulkipli, M. and Muhtazaruddin, M. N. and Saudi, A. S. M. and Ardila-Rey, A. (2020) Lightning protection methods for wind turbine blades: an alternative approach. Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 10 (6). ISSN 2076-3417


Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/app10062130


Lightning strikes happens in a fraction of time, where they can transfer huge amounts of charge and high currents in a single strike. The chances for a structure to be struck by lightning increases as the height increases; thus, tall structures are moreprone to lightning. Despite the existing lightning protection systems available for wind turbine blades,there are still many cases reporteddue to the fact of damage caused by lightning strike. Owing to that, the present work introduces a new approach for a lightning protection system for wind turbine blades where preliminary investigations were done using Analysis Systems (ANSYS) Workbench. Two models were developed: one with a conventional type down conductor system and the other with a hybrid conductor system. The recorded findings have been compared and discussed, where it was found that the hybrid conductor system may provide alternative protection from lightning for wind turbine blades.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:ansys workbench, lightning, lightning protection system
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology
ID Code:86567
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:30 Sep 2020 16:43
Last Modified:30 Sep 2020 16:43

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