The damage of carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) laminated composites under lightning strike is analyzed by coupled electrical-thermal-pyrolytic models, which is implemented by the ABAQUS/Standard finite element code coupled with user-defined subroutines USDFLD and HEATVAL. To clarify the effects of the lightning current waveform parameters and the thermal/electrical properties of CFRPs, the damages of CFRP laminated specimens under diverse lightning current waveforms are experimentally and numerically analyzed. The results reveal that the damage volume shows a strong logarithmic relationship with the action integral, and that the damage is strongly governed by the electrical properties of CFRPs, though thermal conductivity variation barely affects the damage volume.
- Factor analysis
- Lightning damage
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ceramics and Composites
- Civil and Structural Engineering