Protection of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix (CFRP) Composite Laminate against Lightning Strike Using Nano-Fillers

Kamran Yousefpour, Wenhua Lin, Yeqing Wang, Chanyeop Park

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Abstract

Carbon Fiber Reinforced Matrix (CFRP) composites are promising alternatives of metal panels for various industries owing to their advantages. However, one of the main disadvantages of using CFRP composites compared to metal panels is their susceptibility to lightning strike, which is mainly due to the low electrical conductivity of resins used as the matrix for binding the carbon fiber fabrics. Since the low electrical conductivity causes substantial amount of Joule heating that damages CFRP composites, increasing the conductivity of the material would reduce the damage causes by lightning strikes. Nano-fillers such as Carbon Black (CB) and Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) are materials that can enhance the electrical conductivity of CFRP composites. A thorough understanding on impact of conductive nanofillers on the lightning strike damage characteristics is necessary for potentially reducing the lightning strike damage of the CFRP composites. There are numerous research groups that investigated the effect of adding the conductive materials to reduce the damage of lightning strike, but the ideal composition of the material for CFRP composites has not been determined yet.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCEIDP 2020 - 2020 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages35-38
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728195728
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 18 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event2020 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, CEIDP 2020 - Virtual, East Rutherford, United States
Duration: Oct 18 2020Oct 30 2020

Publication series

NameAnnual Report - Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, CEIDP
Volume2020-October
ISSN (Print)0084-9162

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, CEIDP 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, East Rutherford
Period10/18/2010/30/20

Keywords

  • Carbon Fiber
  • Carbon Nanofillers
  • Impulse Current Generator
  • Lightning
  • Reinforced Polymer Composite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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