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Author Dawalibi, F.P. ♦ Southey, R.D. ♦ Baishiki, R.S.
Sponsorship IEEE Power Engineering Society
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1986
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics ♦ Electricity & electronics
Subject Keyword Humans ♦ ANSI standards ♦ Voltage ♦ Grounding ♦ Immune system ♦ North America ♦ Foot ♦ Current measurement ♦ Electrical resistance measurement ♦ Biological system modeling
Abstract In North America, ANSI/IEEE Standard 80 is almost universally applied to determine electrical currents flowing through the human body as the result of touch and step voltages near transmission and distribution facilities. The authors argue that significant inaccuracies can occur when the ANSI/IEEE Standard 80 based method is applied without understanding the assumptions which underlie it. In particular, errors can occur when the method is applied to grounding situations where the remote foot resistance of a human is much different from the resistance through ground between a human's feet and the buried grounding system under study. The authors discuss the problem of determining body currents from measured touch voltages and present an improved model for doing so.<<ETX>>
Description Author affiliation :: Safe Eng. Services, Montreal, Que., Canada
ISSN 08858977
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1990-04-01
Publisher Place U.S.A.
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Volume Number 5
Issue Number 2
Size (in Bytes) 1.06 MB
Page Count 14
Starting Page 613
Ending Page 626


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library