Effect of Lightning on Building and Its Protection Measures
Kunal Patel, Department of Structural Engineering, Birla Vishwakarma Mahavidhyalaya, V.V. Nagar, India.
Manuscript received on July 23, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on August 13, 2013. | Manuscript published on August 30, 2013. | PP: 182-185 | Volume-2, Issue-6, August 2013. | Retrieval Number: F2020082613/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: A lightning strike can cause significant structural damage to a building. It can lead damage to machinery and equipment, both inside and outside the building and may result in harm to people. This paper presents a review of lightning protection principles and set out a methodology to be followed to provide a total solution to both the direct and indirect effects of a lightning strike.
Keywords: Lightning, Effect, Protection.