Electrical Breakdown Between Spheres
Application ID: 74081
This model verifies that the onset of streamer formation between two spheres separated by atmospheric pressure dry air at a distance of 2cm occurs at 51.8kV. The electrical breakdown is detected by integrating Townsend coefficients along the electric field lines between the two spheres. Once the integrated Townsend coefficient reaches a certain threshold, a streamer will form creating a short circuit.
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