Electromagnetic Resonances of Cylinders and Aircraft Model with Resistive Wires.
Final rept. Apr 83-Apr 84,
TEXAS TECH UNIV LUBBOCK DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
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Laboratory experiments were done to determine the natural frequencies of the electromagnetic resonances of conducting bodies with attached wires. The bodies include two cylinders and an approximate scale model of the NASA F-106B aircraft. All are three feet in length, Time-domain waveforms of B-dot and D-dot were obtained from a sampling oscilloscope, and Prony analysis was used to extract the natural frequencies. This work is an extension of previous work, but smaller, more resistive wires have been used. The first four natural frequencies of the cylinders and wires were determined, and a comparison with calculated results of other investigators show reasonable agreement. Seven natural frequencies were determined for the F-106B model wire wires, and these have been compared with results obtained by NASA in 1982 during direct lightning strikes to the aircraft. The agreement between the corresponding natural frequencies of the model and the aircraft is fairly good and is better than that obtained in the previous work using wires with less resistance. The frequencies lie between 6.5 MHz and 41 MHz, and all of the normalized damping rates are between 0.14 and 0.27. Keywords include Lightning, Prony, Pole Extraction, Scale Model, F-106, and NASA.
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