Lightning training course covering the protection of structures and systems against lightning strikes.
- Characteristics of lightning, its interaction with, and its
effect on aircraft
- Where does the lightning strike the aircraft (zoning)?
- Lightning threat definition for certification and testing
- Standards and specifications for civil and military
- Procedure for certification
- Lightning damage to metal and composite aircraft
- Damage mechanisms and protection against damage
- Damage and interruption of electrical systems by induced
voltages from lightning
- How they arise, how they can be determined by simulation and
test and how to protect against them
- Test techniques for the certification of systems and
- Hazards to fuel systems
- How they arise, how protection can be provided for fuel systems
and demonstrated by test
- Lightning damage to antennas and radomes
- Protection of dielectrics against puncture and reduction of
transients induced on receivers
- P-Static charging problems of dielectrics including
- Simulated lightning demonstrated in the laboratory
- Interactive problem solving class
Who should attend?
The course is aimed typically at
professional engineers working in the field of aerospace design and
development, manufacture and certification. It covers the
protection of structures and systems against lightning strikes.
No previous knowledge of the subject
of lightning protection is assumed and all concepts will be
explained as the lectures proceed.