Lightning strike simulation in composite structures

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Title: Lightning strike simulation in composite structures
Authors: De Toro Espejel, JF
Khodaei, ZS
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: Lighting strike is one of the critical threats to the safety of composite aircrafts during flight. This work reports on numerical simulation of lightning strike in composite structures. Different modelling techniques using the commercial software ABAQUS, together with damage models are studied to find the most appropriate one in comparison to experimental results. Once the numerical model is validated, the effect of insertion of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and metallic mesh in the composite is investigated. It is concluded that inserting CNTs in the top layer of the composite can improve its lightning strike protection noticeably.
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2017
Date of Acceptance: 18-Jul-2017
ISBN: 9783035711684
ISSN: 1013-9826
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications
Start Page: 181
End Page: 184
Journal / Book Title: Advances in Fracture and Damage Mechanics XVI
Volume: 754
Copyright Statement: © 2017 Trans Tech Publications.
Conference Name: International Conference on Fracture and Damage Mechanics (FDM 2017)
Keywords: 09 Engineering
Publication Status: Published
Start Date: 2018-07-18
Finish Date: 2017-07-20
Conference Place: Florence, Italy
Online Publication Date: 2017-09-01
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Engineering

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