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Positive Streamer Simulation in Air Using Finite Element Method
American Journal of Modern Energy
Volume 3, Issue 5, October 2017, Pages: 95-100
Received: Aug. 20, 2017; Accepted: Aug. 30, 2017; Published: Sep. 26, 2017
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Abd Elatif El-Zein, Electrical Power & Machines Department, Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt
Mohamed Talaat, Electrical Power & Machines Department, Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt
Ashraf Samir, Electrical Power & Machines Department, Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt
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A new methodology for positive streamer process is presented. This process depends on the critical electric field value that required for streamer initiation. So, an accurate computational of the electric field distribution across needle-to-plane gap is required. A finite element method using Comsol Multiphysics program is adopted for this simulation. The streamer path has been considered as a conducting path of 300 micro-meter in length and 30 micro-meter in radius with 108 electrons on its head. The results have been verified with others.
Positive Streamer, Critical Electric Field, Needle-to-Plane, Finite Element Method
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Abd Elatif El-Zein, Mohamed Talaat, Ashraf Samir, Positive Streamer Simulation in Air Using Finite Element Method, American Journal of Modern Energy. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2017, pp. 95-100. doi: 10.11648/j.ajme.20170305.12
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