Grounds for Grounding: A Circuit to System Handbook

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Wiley, Jan 26, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 1088 pages
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The first book to cover grounding from the circuit to system and across the entire spectrum of applications

Grounds for Grounding provides a complete and thorough approach to the subject of designing electrical and electronic circuits and systems, blending theory and practice to demonstrate how a few basic rules can be applied across a broad range of applications.

The authors begin with the basic concepts of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) that are essential for understanding grounding theory and its applications, such as "ground loop," which is one of the most misunderstood concepts in EMC. Next, they provide an introduction to grounding, including safety grounding, grounding for control of electromagnetic interference, and grounding-related case studies. Subsequent chapter coverage includes:

  • Fundamentals of grounding design

  • Bonding principles

  • Grounding for power distribution and lightning protection systems

  • Grounding in wiring circuits and cable shields

  • Grounding of EMI terminal protection devices

  • Grounding on printed circuit boards

  • Integrated facility and platform grounding system

Practical case studies are integrated throughout the book to aid in readers' comprehension and each chapter concludes with a useful bibliography. Grounds for Grounding is an indispensable resource for electrical and electronic engineers who work with the design of circuits, systems, and facilities.

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About the author (2010)

Elya B. Joffe is Vice President of Engineering for K.T.M. Project Engineering, an engineering consulting company located in Israel. He has been involved in EMC design, development, and engineering since 1981. He is currently active as an EMC consulting specialist in the EMC design of commercial and military systems, from circuits to platforms and large-scale installations and facilities. His work covers EMC, EMP and Lightning Protection design, as well as numerical modeling for solution of EMC Problems. He is also well known for his EMC and EMC-related training programs. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of the IEEE EMC Society, President of the EMC Society (2008-2009), and a past chairman of the Israel IEEE EMC Chapter.

Kai-Sang Lock, PhD, is founder and Principal Consultant of PQR Technologies Pte Ltd in Singapore. He is a consultant in the areas of power quality, reliability, and safety. Dr. Lock is a registered Professional Engineer in Singapore; a Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, UK; the President and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Singapore; as well as a Senior Member of the IEEE. He is also a Board Member of the Professional Engineers Board, Singapore, and the Chairman of the Singapore Standards Council.

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