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Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
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Lightning

Science, Engineering, and Economic Implications for Developing Countries

Editors: Gomes, Chandima (Ed.)

  • Highlights the essential theoretical and practical aspects of lightning; its protection, safety, and education
  • Discusses the difference in lightning characteristics between the tropics and the temperate regions
  • Presents contributions from leading experts in the field, from both industry and academia
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This book highlights the essential theoretical and practical aspects of lightning, lightning protection, safety and education. Additionally, several auxiliary topics that are required to understand the core themes are also included. The main objective of the contents is to enlighten the scientists, researchers, engineers and social activists (including policy makers) in developing countries regarding the key information related to lightning and thunderstorms. A majority of developing countries are in tropics where the lightning characteristics are somewhat different from those in temperate regions. The housing structures and power/communication networks, and human behavioural patterns(that depends on socio-economic parameters) in these countries are also different from those in the developed world. As the existing books on similar themes address only those scenarios in developed countries, this book serves a vast spectrum of readership in developing world who seek knowledge in the principles of lightning and a practical guidance on lightning protection and safety education.

About the authors

Chandima Gomes is Professor of high-voltage engineering; Chair, ESKOM Power Plant Engineering Institute-HVAC; and Director, Centre of Excellence on High Voltage Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He is Chartered Engineer registered in UK, Professional Physicist in South Africa and Fellow of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE). He was Professor of electrical engineering and Researcher in high-voltage engineering and lightning protection at Universiti Putra Malaysia until October, 2018. Chandima was Founder of the Centre for Electromagnetics and Lightning Protection (CELP), Malaysia, and first Head of the Centre. He has held full-time/adjunct/visiting professorship and lectureship in physics, engineering and meteorology at universities based in Malaysia, Sri Lanka, USA, Australia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Zambia, Sweden, Colombia and Japan. He was Senior Adviser to the National Lightning Safety Institution (NLSI), USA, and Chief Adviser to African Centres for Lightning and Electromagnetics (ACLENet) based in Uganda and Adviser/Mentor to several other national lightning research/awareness centres in a few countries. He is Member of the TC81 of IEC 62305 – Protection against lightning, SABS TC 0067/SC 06 –Electricity distribution systems and components: Installation, and WG SANS 10313 - Protection against lightning - Physical damage to structures and life hazards. Chandima has conducted over 120 training programs in Lightning Protection and Electrical Safety in 12 countries so far. He has published over 300 international research papers and several books on his expertise. He obtained First Class Degree in Physics from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1993. He has done research for his Ph.D. (1999) and postdoctoral research on lightning protection and high voltage engineering at Uppsala University, Sweden. He is also an expert in power and energy, electromagnetic compatibility, sensing and processing technologies and industrial optimization.

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eBook 106,99 €
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Hardcover 135,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lightning
Book Subtitle
Science, Engineering, and Economic Implications for Developing Countries
Editors
  • Chandima Gomes
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
Series Volume
780
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre)
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-3440-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-3440-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-3439-0
Series ISSN
1876-1100
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 330
Number of Illustrations
93 b/w illustrations, 74 illustrations in colour
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