371.827 Lightning Protection and Lightning Physics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VO, 1.5h, 2.25EC, to be held in blocked form

Properties

  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 2.25
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand the various processes involved in a lightning strike and to assess the effects of the essential lightning parameters. Students are familiar with the basic principles of lightning location and the applications of lightning location data. The measures for external and internal lightning protection systems are understood and the students can assess the necessity for lightning protection at various technical facilities such as transmission line networks, aircrafts or renewable energy systems (wind power, photovoltaics).

Subject of course

Ligthning discharge, measurement techniques and instrumentation, ALDIS (Austrian Lightning and Information System), lightning parameters, lightning protection systems (LPS), Rolling sphere method, standards, practical problems

Teaching methods

The different types of flashes and the physical processes involved in a lightning strike are first explained and then demonstrated using videos of real lightning strikes taken with a high-speed camera.

In the case of lightning protection, the most relevant paragraphs from the  international lightning protection standard, e.g. (EN 62305), are explained and the practical implementation is shown by photos of real installations. Examples of lightning damage to buildings or technical equipment are shown in orfer to demonstrate the effects of missing lightning protection.


Mode of examination

Written

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Tue14:00 - 17:0019.10.2021 MS Teams invitation was sent to registered students (LIVE)Lightning protection and lightning physics I
Tue14:00 - 17:0016.11.2021 MS Teams invitation was sent to registered students (LIVE)Lightning protection and lightning physics II
Tue14:00 - 17:0030.11.2021 Registered students will receive an MS Teams invitation for the online lecture (LIVE)Lightning protection and lightning physics III
Tue14:00 - 17:0014.12.2021 Registered students will receive an MS Teams invitation for the online lecture (LIVE)Lightning protection and lightning physics IV
Tue14:00 - 17:0011.01.2022 Registered students will receive an MS Teams invitation for the online lecture (LIVE)Lightning protection and lightning physics V
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Active contribution in discussions during the lectures.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
07.09.2021 00:00 15.10.2021 00:00

Registration modalities

Anmeldung ist erforderlich, um die Kommunikation während des Distance Learning zu ermöglichen.

Curricula

Literature

Lecture notes are available as PDF in the TISS system.

M.A.Uman: The Lightning Discharge

V.A. Rakow and M.A. Uman: Lightning (Physics and Effects), Cambridge University Press, 2003

Kern und Wettingfeld: Blitzschutzsysteme 1 (VDE Verlag, Band 44)

Cooray Vernon: An Introduction to Lightning, Springer 2015

V.A. Rakov: Fundamentals of Lightning, Cambridge University Press, 2016

Previous knowledge

Principles of electrical engineering

Language

German