Eur. Phys. J. AP
Volume 11, Number 3, September 2000
|Page(s)||197 - 204|
|Published online||15 September 2000|
3D modeling of the heating of a metal sheet by a moving arc: application to aircraft lightning protection
Laboratoire de Génie Électrique de Paris (LGEP) - CNRS, Universités Paris VI et Paris XI,
Supélec - plateau du Moulon, 91192 Gif-Sur-Yvette, France
2 Aerospatiale, Centre de Recherche Louis-Blériot, 12 rue Pasteur, 92152 Suresnes Cedex, France
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Revised: 18 July 2000
Accepted: 18 July 2000
Published online: 15 September 2000
Within the framework of the study of the aircraft structural material lightning, we present a work concerning the heating of metal sheets under the action of a moving electric arc. A 2D and 3D modeling of thermal phenomena occurring in the heated electrodes are used in order to study the influence of the arc root velocity and of the power and the surface power density brought by the arc roots on the electrode heating.
PACS: 52.80 Mg – Arcs; sparks; lightning
© EDP Sciences, 2000
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