High Voltage Lines

TitleHigh Voltage Lines
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsHamid, M
PublisherTexas A&M University
KeywordsELECTRICAL engineering , public safety
AbstractRecent studies have raised concern over the high intensity electromagnetic fields that can be produced by high voltage electric power lines running through residential areas. Possible effects of the magnetic fields are malignant tumors and genetic mutations. The easiest way to protect residents is to build homes such that a grounded, metallic, mesh screen is installed on the roof and in the walls while the house is being constructed. Students are asked to calculate the magnetic field intensity, the magnetic flux density, and the electrical field density for various values of line voltage as a function of distance, and if these grounded mesh screens would be an effective protection. If a new housing estate is being built where high voltage lines shall run, should the grounded mesh screens be included? What about the houses that have already been built in this location?
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