Thermal Simulation and Testing of Expanded Metal Foils for Lightning Protection

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-19823
Published February 01, 2014 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

Cracking of coatings and surface layers is evident on a variety of structures including buildings, automobiles, and aircraft. In some situations, the appearance of the coated or painted surface is degraded and the aesthetic appeal is lessened. However, in others, such as composite aircraft structures, paint cracking is both aesthetically undesirable and potentially deleterious from the electromagnetic effects aspect.