ANALYSING THE EFFECT OF DISCONTINUITY OF ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY OF SOIL ON GROUND RESISTANCE
Keywords:complex imaging, ground resistance, method of images, multi-layer soil
In addition to the direct application of the method of images the article also shows the application of complex images in the cases with two or more discontinuity boundaries of the specific electrical conductivity. The article analyzes the effect of neglected images in determining ground resistance, in a single-layer soil model, and goes on to analyse the error due to modelling single-layer soil which by its characteristics is most accurately described as double-layer. In modelling the soil the technique of simple and complex images was applied. To keep the presentation simple and make the models comparable, a normal horizontally inserted cylindrical conductor was taken as ground conductor. The results obtained are shown analytically and graphically and discussed.