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by Martin A. Uman

eBook The Art and Science of Lightning Protection download ISBN: 0521158257
Author: Martin A. Uman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (August 19, 2010)
Language: English
Pages: 256
ePub: 1492 kb
Fb2: 1634 kb
Rating: 4.1
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Category: Engineering
Subcategory: Engineering

He also uses some integral and differential calculus as definitions of the nature of lightning, but not in any actual calculations. He uses graphs to show actual data

Only 14 left in stock (more on the way). He also uses some integral and differential calculus as definitions of the nature of lightning, but not in any actual calculations. He uses graphs to show actual data. If he is going to use calculus for his definitions, he should have also given a written description. I had to read the book a few times to get the vocabulary before I could understand it. However, having said the above, if you are going to understand lightning, then I recommend this book.

Martin A. Uman received his P. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 1961

The physical behavior of lightning, various types of lightning damage, and general principles of protection are introduced. Martin A. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 1961.

Uman is the most competent individual to write this book, which fills a gap between the advanced text that he coauthored with Rakov and his introductory popular book, All About Lightning, published by Dover Publications in 1986. I recommend this book without any hesitation. Source: Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Art and Science of Lightning Protection. There are no other books, in my opinion, that complete with this publication

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Art and Science of Lightning Protection. There are no other books, in my opinion, that complete with this publication. Uman is the most competent individual to write this book, which fills the gap between the advanced text that he coauthored with Rakov and his introductory popular book, All About Lightning. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

and international lightning protection standards are discussed. This book will be essential reading for everyone involved in the business of lightning protection, including meteorologists, atmospheric scientists, architects, engineers, and fire-safety experts. Insurance practitioners and physicians will find this reference of significant value. Kathryn rated it liked it Jan 15, 2017. I recommend this book without any hesitation

Uman is the most competent individual to write this book, which fills a gap between the advanced text that he coauthored with Rakov and his introductory popular book, All About Lightning, published by Dover Publications in 1986. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society "There are no other books, in my opinion, that complete with this publication.

Martin Allan Uman (born 1936) is an American engineer. He has been acknowledged by the American Geophysical Union as one of the world's leading authorities on lightning. Uman is probably best known for his work in lightning modeling, which is the application of electromagnetic field theory to the description of various lightning processes.

Автор: Martin Uman Название: The Art and Science of Lightning Protection Издательство: Cambridge . and international lightning protection standards are discussed.

oceedings{Uman2008TheAA, title {The Art and Science of Lightning Protection}, author {Martin A. Uman}, year . Uman}, year {2008} }. Uman. Preface 1. What is lightning? 2. Lightning damage 3. General methods for lightning protection: Faraday cages, topological shields and more practical approaches: cone of protection and rolling sphere methods 4. Structure protection: air terminals and down conductors 5. Structure protection: grounding 6. Surge protection for electronics in low-voltage electrical systems 7. Humans and animals 8. Lightning warning 9. Airships, airplanes, and launch vehicles 10.

A lightning strike to an unprotected object or system can be disastrous - in the United States lightning is responsible for over 30% of all electric power failures, causes billions of dollars' worth of property damage, and an average of 85 fatalities a year. This accessible text describes all aspects of lightning protection and includes many illustrative drawings and photographs. The author examines the physical behavior of lightning, various types of lightning damage, the role of lightning detection and warning in effective protection, as well as options for deflecting or eliminating lightning. U.S. and international lightning protection standards are discussed. This book will be essential reading for everyone involved in the business of lightning protection, including meteorologists, atmospheric scientists, architects, engineers, and fire-safety experts. Insurance practitioners and physicians will find this reference of significant value.
Comments: (6)
Malodora
A very good book for those in the trade or just curious!
Fearlessdweller
This book is very good at covering a lot of basic lightning science related to lightning protection systems. It is written for scientists, engineers, and others who deal with systems that protect buildings, aircraft, and the people inside them from lightning. Some parts of the book require pretty good math skills to use them, but other parts are readable by non-experts.
Questanthr
As an electrical/electronics engineer, I learned a lot from this book. It could have been more comprehensive and twice as thick.
Gavirim
This is a Medium to Advanced level book, very suitable for science, electric, physics or electronic students written by the world lighting authority Dr. Uman. This books should be accompanied by the others books from the same author.
Rocky Basilisk
When engineers write, they sometimes assume the reader has a vocabulary and training to match their own, and engineers really do need a good editors, as they are not very good with language. It would have been helpful if terms had been introduced as he went along. As it was the definitions of words were scattered through the book many times given after the words are introduced. For instance, an air terminal is a lightning rod and the term is used in the first through chapters, but defined half way through the book. I also had trouble with leaders, electrical paths established through air that conduct the lightning. These behave like pulses of direct current, always with the same direction of current flow. He also uses some integral and differential calculus as definitions of the nature of lightning, but not in any actual calculations. He uses graphs to show actual data. If he is going to use calculus for his definitions, he should have also given a written description. I had to read the book a few times to get the vocabulary before I could understand it. However, having said the above, if you are going to understand lightning, then I recommend this book. You can ignore the calculus, read the book several times taking a few notes as you go and have a good grip on the subject.
TheMoonix
Great reference.