Computer simulation of electrostatic discharge

R. G. Johava, D. D. Karkashadze, D. Pommerenke, F. I. Shubitidze, R. S. Zaridze, M. Aidam

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An algorithm for predicting electrostatic-discharge (ESD) dynamics is designed within the context of a time-domain moment method. It is used to run a computer simulation of electromagnetic processes associated with the ESD of a perfectly conducting prolate spheroid located near a grounded perfectly conducting plane. ESD currents and fields in the near- and far-field zones are computed. They are found to be consistent with the results of previous experiments. A physical analysis is given for the dependence of the transient emission on individual model parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)735-743
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Communications Technology and Electronics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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