Simulations of Electrical Discharges in Air Using Stabilized Drift-Diffusion Model
Journal article, 2018

The implementation of a drift-diffusion model of discharges in air utilizing stabilized logarithmic finite-element formulation of governing equations is presented. The performance of the proposed method is examined in a number of numerical tests. The developed approach is verified by conducting simulations of a positive streamer in air in a needle-plane electrode system, and the results are compared with those available in the literature. Furthermore, the simulations of a nonaxially propagating double-headed discharge developing between edges of flat disk electrodes are presented and discussed.

Drift-diffusion model

electric field

space charge

gas discharge

streamer propagation

Author

Shailendra Singh

ABB AS

Yuriy Serdyuk

Power grids and Components

Stanislaw Gubanski

Power grids and Components

IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science

0093-3813 (ISSN)

Vol. 46 8 3031-3039

Subject Categories

Applied Mechanics

Computational Mathematics

Vehicle Engineering

DOI

10.1109/TPS.2018.2850803

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