Application of the Monte Carlo Method for the Determination of Physical Parameters of an Electrical Discharge

  • Leyla ZeghichiEmail author
  • Leïla Mokhnache
  • Mebarek Djebabra
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 343)


The aim of this paper is to use of the Monte Carlo method to try to reproduce an electrical discharge in the oxygen gas; by following the random histories of free electrons and using the sampling laws, we can determine some electrical discharge parameters. Additionally we use the simulation results to verify the electrical breakdown criteria under an homogenous field and for small distances. The obtained results are compared with those collected from literature.


Attachment Collision probability Electrical discharge Ionization Mean free flight time Monte Carlo method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leyla Zeghichi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Leïla Mokhnache
    • 2
  • Mebarek Djebabra
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsOuargla UniversityOuarglaAlgeria
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringBatna UniversityBatnaAlgeria
  3. 3.Institute of Health and SafetyBatna UniversityBatnaAlgeria

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