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AED-025
Aeronautical engineering - 2019

Lighting strikes on aircraft

OBJECTIVE :

The course will offer learners:

  • An understanding of the circumstances and characteristics
    of lightning strikes on airliners, helicopters and launchers.
  • A complete overview of the phenomenon and the methods of protection and testing.

Some issues regarding on-ground lightning strikes relevant to the resolution of this problem will also be addressed.

COURSE DURATION AND TIMETABLE :

The course lasts 4 days (24 hours).

GENERAL APPROACH :

A lightning strike on an airliner or helicopter is a relatively common yet unavoidable phenomenon. Aeronautical manufacturers and official civil and military aviation services must therefore implement design, testing and certification methods to ensure protection against this hazard during air operations. This course will benefit manufacturing/industrial research engineers as well as official services/authorities operators and personnel seeking very general information on all the issues related to lightning strikes on aircraft.

PREREQUISITE :

Course level: Basic

General engineer-level training

COURSE DIRECTOR(S) :

Philippe LALANDE:

Head of the Lightning Plasma and Applications Research Unit (FPA) in the Physical Measurements Department at Onera.

CONTENT :

  • Physics of lightning
    • Understanding storms
    • Phenomenology of lightning bolts
  • Lightning strikes on airliners
    • Connection of a lightning bolt
    • Phenomenon of scanning
    • Lightning strikes on radomes
    • Databases
  • Lightning strikes on helicopters
    • Configuration of lightning strikes
  • Lightning strikes on launchers
    • Electrical effect of the jet
    • Configuration of lightning strikes
  • On-ground lightning strikes
  • Certification and regulation
    • Standards for lightning resistance
    • Aircraft zoning
  • Test methods
    • Voltage tests
    • Current tests
  • Modeling the connection of a lightning bolt
    • Modeling discharges
    • Physical modeling of a connection
    • Zoning for aircraft
  • Modeling the scanning phenomenon
  • Monitoring electrical storm activity
  • Visit to the Lightning Laboratory at DGA Techniques Aéronautiques
  • Panel discussion and summary

WHEN AND WHERE :
Scheduled in French:

TOULOUSE:
Biennial internship even years. Programmable in 2019 on request.
 
 

For the English realization, please, consult us.

COURSE FEES :

€2,020 excluding tax (20% VAT)

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