Accession Number:

ADA252281

Title:

Lightning Strike Tests of Composite Connectors

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1992-06-19

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

Test results are presented on the lightning strike effects on composite and hybrid type multipin aircraft connectors in comparison with the standard all metal connectors. These tests were performed using a unipolar double exponential long duration pulse recommended by the SAE-AE4L committee at peak current levels of 3 kA, 10 KA, 15 kA, and 20 kA. Such peak current levels might be found in all-composite or partially composite aircraft or in exposed areas of all-metal aircraft.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Meteorology
  • Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE