Development of a Plasma Solver for Surge Protective Devices using Spark Gap Technology
Keywords:spark gap, simulation, plasma, arc, lightning, surge protective device
In this article we present the development of a single-fluid plasma model using the open-source CFD-based modelling framework OpenFOAM for the simulation of surge protective devices. The model uses a pressure based flow solver and supports the use of common radiation models such as the P1 model. Empirical models for electrode sheaths can be used and coupling the simulation to external circuits is possible. Some initial results are presented and compared with high-speed camera recordings.
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