Accession Number:

ADA156465

Title:

An Introduction to Electrical Breakdown in Dielectrics

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

258.0

Abstract:

This report was written to serve as a text for an introductory graduate course in high voltage engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology. However, anyone with and undergraduate electrical engineering or physics degree should be able to understand it, if they so desire. The material presented falls into three sections. The first part discusses the basics of kinetic theory of gases, atomic structure, ionization, mobility, diffusion, and electron emission. The second portion covers gas breakdown and the characteristics of the glow, corona, and arc discharges. the final portion provides a very brief introduction to the literature are provided.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE