%0 Journal Article
	%A Elyse Sili and  Jean Pascal Cambronne
	%D 2012
	%J International Journal of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I International Science Index 63, 2012
	%T A New Empirical Expression of the Breakdown Voltage for Combined Variations of Temperature and Pressure
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/12788
	%V 63
	%X In aircraft applications, according to the nature of
electrical equipment its location may be in unpressurized area or very
close to the engine; thus, the environmental conditions may change
from atmospheric pressure to less than 100 mbar, and the temperature
may be higher than the ambient one as in most real working
conditions of electrical equipment. Then, the classical Paschen curve
has to be replotted since these parameters may affect the discharge
ignition voltage. In this paper, we firstly investigate the domain of
validity of two corrective expressions on the Paschen-s law found in
the literature, in case of changing the air environment and known as
Peek and Dunbar corrections. Results show that these corrections are
no longer valid for combined variation of temperature and pressure.
After that, a new empirical expression for breakdown voltage is
proposed and is validated in the case of combined variations of
temperature and pressure.
	%P 611 - 616