Numerical calculation and measurement of transient fields from electrostatic discharges

R. Zaridze*, D. Karkashadze, R. G. Djobava, David Pommerenke, Martin Aidam

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The paper compares measured and numerically calculated results of currents and transient fields caused by electrostatic discharges (ESD's). An algorithm based on the magnetic field integral equation was combined with an arc model. It takes the nonlinearity of the arc and the dependents of the breakdown process on the arc length into account. It can calculate the discharge currents and the transient fields for perfectly conducting bodies of revolution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-183
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Part C, Manufacturing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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