Document Type

Conference Paper


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Publication Details

October 2017 Conference: 2017 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomenon (CEIDP)


In this paper a new two stage equivalent circuit for corona discharges is introduced. Its aim is to fill the gap between complexity of the circuit and accurate representation of the physical properties, which underlay a corona discharge. The first stage represents the voltage distribution and the occurrence of a discharge with respect to the applied voltage. The second stage models the physical discharge behavior like ionization, number of electrons, positive and negative ions as well as their interaction. The proposed circuit is able to model the different modes of corona discharges, which is experimentally verified. The simulation results are in good agreement with the measured results but cannot compete with simulations based on solving continuity equations. Nevertheless, due to the solely basement on network theory, it provides an easy access to the occurring physical effects during a corona discharge for all electrical engineers.