Lightning protection of ships in maritime and costal environment

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    Abstract

    An electromagnetic pulse due to a nearby lightning stroke generates a high intensity magnetic field. Thin metal layers as applied in composite structures cannot shield such a magnetic field. Electronic equipment inside such structures will suffer from high-induced voltages and damage and interference will occur. If a lightning stroke hits the composite structure directly the material will be damaged due to the heat generated in the composite material. A direct lightning stroke is even more complex. The current path for the fast transient and the long tail, with the largest portion of the energy, is different, and different protection measures have to be developed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2009
    EventEuropean COST Action P18 4th International Symposium on Lightning Physics and Effects 2009 - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 25 May 200927 May 2009
    Conference number: 4

    Conference

    ConferenceEuropean COST Action P18 4th International Symposium on Lightning Physics and Effects 2009
    CountryAustria
    CityVienna
    Period25/05/0927/05/09

    Keywords

    • METIS-264319
    • EWI-17182
    • IR-69541

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    Blaj, M. A., & Leferink, F. B. J. (2009). Lightning protection of ships in maritime and costal environment. Abstract from European COST Action P18 4th International Symposium on Lightning Physics and Effects 2009, Vienna, Austria.