Accession Number:

AD0677352

Title:

LIGHTNING DISCHARGE HEATING OF TITANIUM AIRCRAFT SKINS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WASH PLASMA PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

Because of the low thermal and electrical conductivities of titanium Ti metal there is serious concern as to the temperature to which skin metal may rise at the terminal of a lightning discharge to an aircraft. Of particular interest is the maximum anticipated temperature of the back side, or interior, surface when a single sheet constitutes the outer wall of a fuel tank. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE