2018 Volume 49 Issue 4 Pages 726-731
This study models short circuits of spark channels and discharge blow-outs. In the short circuit model, spark channels are short-circuited between two arbitrary locations when the electric potential difference between the two locations exceeds a certain threshold. The threshold is varied as a function of distance between the two locations as well as the discharge current. In the discharge blow-out model, discharge blows out when discharge current fall below a certain threshold, which increases with spark channel length. Furthermore, this study suggests modifying the Kim et al.’s equation which predicts electrical resistance of spark channels.