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Influence of Driven Rods on Performance of Grounding Grids in Stratified Soils

[+] Author Affiliations
S. A. El-Drieny, M. M. El-Saadawi

Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt

I. A. Metwally

Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Paper No. IJPGC2003-40115, pp. 121-127; 7 pages
  • International Joint Power Generation Conference collocated with TurboExpo 2003
  • 2003 International Joint Power Generation Conference
  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA, June 16–19, 2003
  • Conference Sponsors: Power Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3692-4 | eISBN: 0-7918-3677-0
  • Copyright © 2003 by ASME


The variation in soil structure has a great influence on the grounding grid performance. This influence can be measured in terms of ground resistance, touch and step potentials. This paper presents a comprehensive experimental study for the influence of adding driven rods on the performance of grounding grids. The study is applied on three constructed scale models. The models have been performed to simulate a single-, double- and triple-layer soils. A comparison between results obtained experimentally and that computed by mathematical equations is introduced.

Copyright © 2003 by ASME
Topics: Rods , Soil



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