Optical Microscopy of Fiber-Reinforced Composites
Chapter 15: The Effects of Lightning Strikes on Polymeric Composites
Lightning damage in polymer composites, as in metal structures, is manifested by damage at both the macroscopic or visual level and within the material microstructure. In addition to visual damage assessment, non-destructive inspection techniques are employed to detect damage within the composite part. This chapter describes the macroeffects of a lightning strike on composites and discusses the methods involved in the assessment of microstructural damage in composites.
The Effects of Lightning Strikes on Polymeric Composites, Optical Microscopy of Fiber-Reinforced Composites, By Brian S. Hayes, Luther M. Gammon, ASM International, 2010, p 245–259, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.tb.omfrc.t53030245
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