A Comparative Study on the Induced Current Density in Humans Exposed to ELF Electric Fields

Published online: Mar 22, 2007 Full Text: PDF (768 KiB) DOI: 10.24138/jcomss.v3i1.265
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Vitantonio Amoruso, Giovanna Calò, Francesco Lattarulo, Dragan Poljak, Andres Peratta, Cristina Gonzalez


A comparison between two theoretical methods, recently adopted for evaluating induced currents in a human body, is here presented. In both cases, a vertical ELF electric field is assumed for the coupling to a standard human subject. Specifically, the diakoptic method (DM), applied to a homogeneous multi-sphere model of man with low partitioning degree, and the Boundary Element Method (BEM), applied to a non-homogeneous model with high partitioning degree, have been selected. The analytical and numerical formulations, respectively distinctive of the above methods, are carefully described and a number of data are reported and commented upon.


Boundary Element Method, diakoptic method, ELF human exposure, induced currents
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