Title: Experimental determination of soil electrical parameters for the creation of a computer model of a grounding system for lightning protection

Authors: Rositsa F. Dimitrova; Marinela Y. Yordanova; Margreta P. Vasileva; Milena D. Ivanova

Addresses: Department of Electrical Power Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria ' Department of Electrical Power Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria ' Department of Electrical Power Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria ' Department of Electrical Power Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria

Abstract: The paper presents multifactor experimental studies for determining the apparent soil resistivity and the dielectric permittivity depending on the frequency of the electromagnetic field, the multilayered structure, moisture content and density of the soil. The gravimetric method for considering the soil moisture during the experimental researches was chosen. The received experimental results were statistically processed and a mathematical modelling of the controlled parameters was performed considering the specifics of the examined soil. These analytically obtained results of the dependences would contribute to more precise sizing of the grounding systems and could be used for creation of accurate simulation models for the study of wave processes in them.

Keywords: soil electrical parameters; soil resistivity; dielectric permittivity; multilayered soil; gravimetric method; mathematical modelling; grounding system; grounding rod; lightning protection.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRIS.2017.088652

International Journal of Reasoning-based Intelligent Systems, 2017 Vol.9 No.2, pp.101 - 113

Available online: 08 Dec 2017 *

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