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Tutorial

Software Tools and Techniques for Lightning Protection Applications


Date

In parallel with ICIIS 2019, 18-20 Dec 2019, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Resource person 1

Name

Prof. Manjula Fernando

Affiliation

University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Title of the talks

Lightning protection basics

Content

Basics about Lightning damage, ligtning and surge protection, introduce design methods

 

Biography

Manjula Fernando is a Senior Professor at Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. At present he is Head of the Department. He is a Charted Electrical Engineer, International Professional Engineer and member of the Institution of Engineers (Sri Lanka). He is a senior member of IEEE and was the founder chair of IEEE Power Energy Society Sri Lanka chapter in 2010, the chair of IEEE Sri Lanka Central Region subsection in 2009 and the general chair of Fourth IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS2009) in 2009. Manjula Fernando is the author or co-author of around 100 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.

Resource person 2

Name

Prof. Vernon Cooray

Affiliation

Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Title of the talks

Current trend in Ligtning Protection

Content

Overview to different standards and practices, what is going on in present research, modelling and simulation case studies

Biography

Vernon Cooray is a Sri Lankan-Swedish scientist who is a professor at Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. He is the current president (2014 – 2020) of the International Conference on Lightning Protection (ICLP). Vernon Cooray is the author or co-author of around 350 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He has edited three books: The Lightning Flash, Lightning Protection and Lightning Electromagnetics, all published by ITE London, UK. He is the author of Introduction to Lightning which is published by Springer. For this book, he received the best book prize of 2015 from the association of librarians.

In recognition of his contribution to lightning research in Sri Lanka he was awarded the D.Sc. honorary degree in 2015 by the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. In October 2015 Vernon Cooray has received the prestigious Karl Berger Award for extraordinary theoretical and experimental achievements in lightning research. For his contributions to lightning research and lightning protection, he was elected as a fellow of the IEEE in 2017.

Resource person 3

Name

Dr. Chandima Ekanayake

Affiliation

The University of Queensland

Title of the talks

Transformer modelling for over voltage transients

Content

Overview on modelling transformers for transient over voltages, Network interaction with transformers under transient conditions, Effect of repetitive pulses

 

Biography

Chandima Ekanayake is a senior Lecturer at the school of ITEE, The University of Queensland. He is a senior member of IEEE and an active IEEE volunteer who held many positions including the Chair of IEEE PES/DEIS Queensland and Chair of IEEE Sri Lanka Section. His research experience and interests include condition monitoring of power apparatus, alternatives for insulating oil, smart monitoring, impact of renewables on life cycle management of power system assets and energy related studies. Chandima has co-authored about 100 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Chandima received his B.Sc.Eng (Hons) in 1999 from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He obtained his Tech. Lic. and PhD from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, in 2003 and 2006 respectively.

Resource person 4

Name

Prof. Srinivasan Venkatesh

Affiliation

Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India

Title of the talks

3-D Software Tools and Techniques for Lightning Stroke Modelling and Protection

Content

SESShield Software, Interfacing of SESShield  with AutoCAD, Application of Design Methods: RSM, MRSM,PAM, Case studies

 

Biography

Srinivasan Venkatesh is a Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, India. His research interests are Lightning Protection, Insulation Diagnostics, Software Engineering and Data Mining. His current projects are 'Artificial Intelligence based PD Recognition Techniques' and ‘Lightning Protection System of Heritage Monuments’. Prior to his stint in academics, he was with Alstom–T & D Projects, India as Assistant Manager–Engineering & QA wherein he was actively involved in detailed design and engineering of electrical systems for EHV Substations. He is the author or co-author for over 50 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He is a member of IEEE- Dielectrics & Electrical Insulation Society and Industrial Applications Society.