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Lightning damage assessment into composite based on surface explosion and fiber breakage

Bigand, Audrey and Espinosa, Christine and Bauchire, Jean-Marc and Flourens, Franck and Lachaud, Frédéric Lightning damage assessment into composite based on surface explosion and fiber breakage. (2019) In: 22nd International Conference On Composite Materials (ICCM22), 11 August 2019 - 16 August 2019 (Merlbourne, Australia).

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Lightning damage mechanism for composite aircraft structure is a complex multi-physical phenomenon. The lightning current entering into the surface metallic protection and the carbon plies generates Joule’s effects and electromagnetic forces which both induce mechanical forces and surface explosion that produce a significant mechanical impact. The explosion of the lightning strike protection has been recorded through the measurement of the vaporization profile evolution in space and time using transparent glass epoxy substrates. In this paper, this profile is combined to shock wave model developed by the study of electric explosion on wire equivalent to web of ECF. The second important phenomenon is fiber breakage due to current flow in CFRP. This has been assessed through specific lightning test measuring the current distribution between CFRP and LSP depending on the paint thickness. It is aimed is this paper to present the tests setup and observations. Those two loading components have been injected into a mechanical model using Abaqus Explicit® in order to assess the damage ignition and propagation in the composite thickness as a function of time. Simulations are similar to previous studies but use real tests measurements for the pressure evolution instead of an impulsion induced estimation. Results of the simulations are confronted with laboratory lightning tests. Deflection as functions of time has been measured thanks to stereo correlation devices. Simulated damage distributions are compared to post-mortem non-destructive and destructive measurement in the core of the composite plates.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
HAL Id:hal-02392778
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Other partners > Airbus (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Ecole nationale supérieure des Mines d'Albi-Carmaux - IMT Mines Albi (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse - INSA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université d'Orléans (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:04 Dec 2019 09:19

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