Modelling Lightning ImpactS on an Aerospace Structure
Heavy defences are currently added to planes to protect composite structures against in-flight lightning strikes. If their weight is to be reduced and their size optimised, the phenomenon of lightning strikes must be better understood and managed.
The MIFOSA project aims to develop a methodology for modelling lightning strikes.
SEGULA Technologies has been engaged in describing the mechanical stresses resulting from a lightning strike, using an experimentally validated digital modelling tool.