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Using tethered drones to investigate ESD in wind turbine blades during fair and thunderstorm weather

Author
Montaña, J.; Lopez, J.A.; Fontanes, P.; Urbani, M.; Van Der Velde, O.; Romero, D.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
34th International Conference on Lightning Protection
Date of publication
2018
Presentation's date
2018-09-02
Book of congress proceedings
34th International Conference on Lightning Protection: Rzeszów, Poland, 02-07 September 2018
First page
1
Last page
4
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1109/ICLP.2018.8503283 Open in new window
URL
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8503283 Open in new window
Abstract
Elevated structures are submitted to the atmospheric potential which in fair weather can reach few tens of kilovolts for structures as high as modern wind turbines. In thunderstorm conditions, the potential of the lowest atmosphere below thunderstorms can be much higher submitting tall structures to very high potential differences. The effects of the atmospheric potential to tall structures will be the induction of electrostatic charge and, in case of ground-isolated structures such as some wind...
Keywords
Atmospheric potentail, Drones, ESD, Electrical systems, Electrostatic charges, Electrostatic devices, Elevated structures, High potential, Isolated structures, Lightning, Lightning protection, Peak currents, Tall structures, Thunderstorms, Turbine components, Turbomachine blades, Wind turbine blades, Wind turbines
Group of research
LRG - Lightning Research Group
SSR-UPC - Smart Sustainable Resources

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