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Electrical Characterizations of Lightning Strike Protection Techniques for Composite Materials
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Author and Affiliation:
Szatkowski, George N.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States);
Nguyen, Truong X.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States);
Koppen, Sandra V.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States);
Ely, Jay J.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States);
Mielnik, John J.(Lockheed Martin Corp., Hampton, VA, United States)
Abstract: The growing application of composite materials in commercial aircraft manufacturing has significantly increased the risk of aircraft damage from lightning strikes. Composite aircraft designs require new mitigation strategies and engineering practices to maintain the same level of safety and protection as achieved by conductive aluminum skinned aircraft. Researchers working under the NASA Aviation Safety Program s Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) Project are investigating lightning damage on composite materials to support the development of new mitigation, diagnosis & prognosis techniques to overcome the increased challenges associated with lightning protection on composite aircraft. This paper provides an overview of the electrical characterizations being performed to support IVHM lightning damage diagnosis research on composite materials at the NASA Langley Research Center.
Publication Date: Sep 15, 2009
Document ID:
20090034169
(Acquired Sep 28, 2009)
Subject Category: AIR TRANSPORTATION AND SAFETY
Report/Patent Number: LF99-9437
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: International Conference on Lightning and Static Electricity; 15-17 Sep. 2009; Pittsboro, MA; United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: WBS 645846.02.07.07.12.02
Financial Sponsor: NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA, United States
Organization Source: NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA, United States
Description: 4p; In English; Original contains color and black and white illustrations
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright; Distribution as joint owner in the copyright
NASA Terms: COMPOSITE MATERIALS; AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES; LIGHTNING; FLIGHT SAFETY; RISK; PROTECTION; COMPOSITE STRUCTURES; DAMAGE; DIAGNOSIS; PROCEDURES; PROGNOSIS
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