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Published in: Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance 10/2018

29-08-2018

Metallization of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers for Lightning Strike Protection

Authors: Hanqing Che, Martin Gagné, P. S. M. Rajesh, Jolanta E. Klemberg-Sapieha, Frederic Sirois, Daniel Therriault, Stephen Yue

Published in: Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance | Issue 10/2018

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Abstract

Carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRPs) are increasingly used in the latest generations of aircraft, but their low electrical conductivity is a concern for lightning strike protection. During the past few years, development of lightning strike protection solutions for CFRP has attracted increasing interest, and cold spray is one coating approach to achieving this. In this work, pure tin coatings and tin–copper composite coatings were cold sprayed on CFRP as possible lightning strike protection materials. The coatings were subjected to various mechanical and electrical characterizations. The effect of annealing on electrical conductivity was also examined. Furthermore, continuous current injection tests, which duplicated component C of a lightning waveform, were performed on the coatings. The results showed that the cold-sprayed coatings can provide effective protection to the CFRP underneath when subjected to currents up to 200 A with 1-s duration.
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Metadata
Title
Metallization of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers for Lightning Strike Protection
Authors
Hanqing Che
Martin Gagné
P. S. M. Rajesh
Jolanta E. Klemberg-Sapieha
Frederic Sirois
Daniel Therriault
Stephen Yue
Publication date
29-08-2018
Publisher
Springer US
Published in
Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance / Issue 10/2018
Print ISSN: 1059-9495
Electronic ISSN: 1544-1024
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11665-018-3609-y

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