Dependence of Electric Strength on the Parameters of Applied Voltage

  • Vasily Y. Ushakov
Part of the Power Systems book series (POWSYS)


Electrical breakdown of any dielectric medium, as with any material process, develops with limited velocity. Its development and completion require a characteristic time. If the voltage duration on a discharge gap is less than this time, the phenomenon of breakdown (discharge) delay is observed. Therefore, its implementation calls for the creation of high voltage difference between the electrodes. The dependence of the breakdown voltage of the discharge gap on the voltage duration (voltage-time curve) for different dielectric media is different. Furthermore, it depends on the configuration of the field, the shape of the applied voltage, the length of discharge gap, etc.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vasily Y. Ushakov
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  1. 1.Tomsk Poytechnic UniversityTomskRussia

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