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# 8/7/2014 Is it real to simulate Full Lightning Impulse 1,2/50 us in Comsol 4.0?

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I simulate electric fields in high-voltage switchgear.

## In my models I use AC/DC Module Electrostatics (es).

If the electrode is under high potential, the boundary condition for that electrode will
be Electric Potential with fixed Voltage value.
So, as a result, I get the static electric field distribution.

My aim is to simulate the influence of time dependent voltage namely Full Lightening
Impulse 1,2/50 us.
It has form shown on the fig. 1 in following document:
eprints.soton.ac.uk/48555/1/Swaffield_ISH_conference.pdf

## So, here is the question.

How can I simulate the model with such time dependent voltage applied to the
electrode?

## Re: Is it real to simulate Full Lightning Impulse 1,2/50 us in

Comsol 4.0?
Ivar Kjelberg

Hi

8/7/2014 Is it real to simulate Full Lightning Impulse 1,2/50 us in Comsol 4.0?

many weaknesses in the early 4.0,
then for such a pulse why not write out the pulse shape as a smooth (1-2 derivable)
analytical function, and multiply your peak voltage by this function of the time "t".
Then select a time range covering correctly the pulse, and use a "time step"
definition such as Intermediate or strict (not automatic), I believe that would work
better, but your single pulse could perhaps also use automatic, as it has a long decay
shape. And for me off you go ;)

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Good luck
Ivar

Comsol 4.0?

## U * [ ( flc2hs (t - 0.6us, 0.6us) - ( flc2hs (t - 50us, 100us ) ]

In Comsol 3.4 and 3.5a this function worked fine but I didn't use this formulation in
Comsol 4.

## Re: Is it real to simulate Full Lightning Impulse 1,2/50 us in

Comsol 4.0?
Keyur Tandel

Hello Roman,

Did you able to successfully simulate the full LI in comsol? If yes would you please
let me know the parameters? I was also trying to do but without any success.

Good Day!

Keyur

## September 10, 2012 11:59am UTC in response to Bartlomiej Adamczyk

8/7/2014 Is it real to simulate Full Lightning Impulse 1,2/50 us in Comsol 4.0?

Comsol 4.0?

Hi
Ivar Kjelberg

## the flc2hs() are replaces in V4 by the predefines "Definition - Functions - Step or -

Rect or ... operators

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Good luck
Ivar

## Re: Is it real to simulate Full Lightning Impulse 1,2/50 us in

Comsol 4.0?
gsairus

Hallo. The impulse voltage shape for 1,2/50 us can be successfully set in Comsol 4
in Global Definition with help of Functions->Analytic. Here the Argument is time "t".
For checking your impulse shape just click "plot". In the Magnetic and Electric Field
study (mef) u should use Terminal for injection of this voltage impulse. If function
name is impulseShape then in Terminal it should be putted impulseShape(t). Also