Comparison between temperature and pyrolysis dependent models to evaluate the lightning strike damage of carbon fiber composite laminates

Yunli Guo, Qi Dong, Jingliang Chen, Xueling Yao, Xiaosu Yi, Yuxi Jia

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Abstract

Both temperature dependent model and pyrolysis dependent model were proposed to investigate the lightning strike damage of carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) composite laminates, where lightning in-plane and in-depth damages were evaluated by the two models, respectively. Firstly, the simulated results were compared with the experimental data of IM600/133 composites to determine the feasibility of the models. The results affirmed that lightning in-plane damage evaluated by temperature dependent model had a good agreement with experimental results while the lightning in-depth damage evaluated by pyrolysis dependent model matched well with experimental results. Then the proposed models and methods were confirmed by the simulation of the lightning strike damage of TR50S15L/YPH-308 laminates and the comparison between the simulated and experimental results. The appropriate models and methods to evaluate lightning in-plane and in-depth damages are helpful for the research of lightning damage behaviors, mechanisms and anti-lightning optimizations of CFRP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-18
Number of pages9
JournalComposites - Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing
Volume97
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • A. Carbon fibers
  • A. Laminates
  • C. Numerical analysis
  • Lightning strike damage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials

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