encased electrode

encased electrode

An electrode encased in concrete (located within and near the bottom of a concrete footing or foundation); the electrode, which may consist of reinforcing bars or rods, must be in electrical contact with the earth.
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The main goal of modeling concrete encased electrode consists in determining the Resistance of grounding configuration and also the distribution of Electric Potential over Soil surface, during the eventual flow of current through the electrodes.
This work presents the authors' investigation regarding the application of parallel processing to the design of grounding systems, comprising concrete encased electrodes. The natural parallelism of the involved tasks and the large time-consuming characteristic of sequential processing for this kind of application justify the use of high performance computation.
Concrete Encased Electrodes: Problem Modeling and Formulation