Reliable simulation of metal surface penetration by lightning continuing currents

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Of specific interest to Sandia National Laboratories is the assessment and reduction of the potential safety threat posed by the penetration of metallic casings of munitions due to the direct attachment of lightning strikes. A program with the ultimate aim of quantifying the fidelity of laboratory test techniques used to simulate the penetration of metallic surfaces by lightning continuing currents has been undertaken. Descriptions of the program methodology, dominant factors found to influence test results, and data obtained so far are given. Based on considerations of fundamental arc phenomenology and on the acquired experimental data, a standard test configuration has ... continued below

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Zischank, W.; Drumm, F.; Fisher, R.J.; Schnetzer, G.H. & Morris, M.E. August 1, 1995.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Of specific interest to Sandia National Laboratories is the assessment and reduction of the potential safety threat posed by the penetration of metallic casings of munitions due to the direct attachment of lightning strikes. A program with the ultimate aim of quantifying the fidelity of laboratory test techniques used to simulate the penetration of metallic surfaces by lightning continuing currents has been undertaken. Descriptions of the program methodology, dominant factors found to influence test results, and data obtained so far are given. Based on considerations of fundamental arc phenomenology and on the acquired experimental data, a standard test configuration has been established, which has been demonstrated at two independent laboratories to produce consistent results that are generally corroborative of techniques suggested elsewhere in the lightning literature.

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OSTI as DE95016094

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  • International aerospace and ground conference on lightning and static electricity, Williamsburg, VA (United States), 26-28 Sep 1995

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  • Other: DE95016094
  • Report No.: SAND--95-0354C
  • Report No.: CONF-9509199--3
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/102198 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 102198
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc625061

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Zischank, W.; Drumm, F.; Fisher, R.J.; Schnetzer, G.H. & Morris, M.E. Reliable simulation of metal surface penetration by lightning continuing currents, report, August 1, 1995; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc625061/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.