Evaluation of Lightning Induced Effects in a Graphite Composite Fairing Structure
Abbreviated Journal Title
Appl. Comput. Electromagn. Soc. J.
Composite; Lightning; Magnetic; Method of Moments; Shielding; Transmission Line Method; SIMULATION; IMPEDANCE; Engineering, Electrical & Electronic; Telecommunications
Defining the electromagnetic environment inside a graphite composite fairing due to near-by lightning strikes is of interest to spacecraft developers. This effort develops a transmission-line-matrix (TLM) model with CST Microstripes to examine induced voltages on interior wire loops in a composite fairing due to a simulated near-by lightning strike. A physical vehicle-like composite fairing test fixture is constructed to anchor a TLM model in the time domain and a FEKO method of moments model in the frequency domain. Results show that a typical graphite composite fairing provides attenuation resulting in a significant reduction in induced voltages on high impedance circuits despite minimal attenuation of peak magnetic fields propagating through space in near-by lightning strike conditions.
Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal
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