Steady-State and Shock Currents Induced by ELF Electric Fields in a Human Body and a Nearby Vehicle

Chun Ju Lin, Huey-Ru Chuang, Kun Mu Chen

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Abstract

Steady-state currents induced in a human body and a nearby car by a 60-Hz electric field of a high-voltage power line are determined, taking into account the coupling between the body and the car. The equivalent circuits for the body and the car are constructed on the basis of their calculated open-circuit voltages and short-circuit currents. A theoretical model and method for predicting the shock current that may flow between the body and the car is developed using their equivalent circuits. The theory was verified by existing experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-65
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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