Calculation of Spark Breakdown or Corona Starting Voltages in Nonuniform Fields

A. Pedersen

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Abstract

The processes leading to a spark breakdown or corona discharge are discussed very briefly. A quantitative breakdown criterion for use in high-voltage design is derived by which spark breakdown or corona starting voltages in nonuniform fields can be calculated. The criterion is applied to the sphere gap, and it is shown how it can give a very detailed and accurate description of known breakdown characteristics.
Original languageEnglish
JournalI E E E Transactions on Power Systems
Volume86
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)200-206
ISSN0885-8950
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1967

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