On the adequacy of standardized lightning current waveform for composite structures for aircraft and wind turbine blades

Smorgonskiy, Alexander (EMC Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland) ; Rachidi, Farhad (EMC Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland) ; Rubinstein, Marcos (School of Management and Engineering Vaud, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Korovkin, Nikolay (Department of Theoretical Electrical Engineering, St. Petersburg StatePolytechnical University, St. Petersburg, Russia) ; Vassilopoulos, Anstasios P. (Composite Construction laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland)

The standard lightning waveforms used for the testing of aircraft are based on downward lightning. However, there is evidence suggesting that lightning to aircraft is different from negative downward lightning. Also, carbon fiber composite materials are being used extensively in wind turbines and aircraft which comprise small, sensitive electronics as part of avionics and control systems. In this paper, data on upward flashes obtained in Switzerland are used to critically assess the applicability of the standard current waveform for lightning testing of aircraft and wind turbine blades.


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Conference Type:
short paper
Faculty:
Ingénierie et Architecture
School:
HEIG-VD
Institute:
IICT - Institut des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication
Publisher:
Ottawa, ON, Canada, 25-29 July 2016
Date:
2016-09
Ottawa, ON, Canada
25-29 July 2016
Pagination:
pp. 289-292
Published in:
Proceedings of 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), 25-29 July 2016, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Numeration (vol. no.):
pp. 289-292
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ISBN:
978-1-5090-1442-2
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