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dc.contributor.advisorWang, Yeqingen_US
dc.contributor.authorAider, Youssefen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-19T18:59:25Zen_US
dc.date.available2019-07-19T18:59:25Zen_US
dc.date.issued7/19/2019
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11668/14594en_US
dc.description.abstractThis work is devoted to the computational modeling of a lightning strike electric arc discharge induced air plasma and the material response under the lightning strike impact. The simulation of the lightning arc plasma has been performed with Finite element analysis in COMSOL Multiphysics. The plasma is regarded as a continuous medium of a thermally and electrically conductive fluid. The electrode mediums, namely the cathode and anode, have also been included in the simulation in a unified manner, meaning that the plasma and electrode domains are simulated concurrently in one numerical model. The aim is to predict the lightning current density, and the heat flux impinged into the anode's material surface, as well as the lightning arc expansion and pressure and velocity of the plasma flow. Our predictions have been validated by the existing experimental data and other numerical predictions reported by former authors.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherMississippi State Universityen_US
dc.subjectPlasma-material interactionen_US
dc.subjectLightning strikeen_US
dc.subjectAir plasmaen_US
dc.subjectCarbon fiber epoxy compositeen_US
dc.subjectFinite element analysisen_US
dc.titleA unified plasma-materials finite element model of lightning strike interaction with carbon fiber composite materialsen_US
dc.typeGraduate Thesisen_US
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Aerospace Engineeringen_US
dc.publisher.collegeJames Worth Bagley College of Engineeringen_US
dc.source.institutionMississippi State Universityen_US
dc.subject.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.subject.majorAerospace Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeeAbdelal, Gasseren_US
dc.contributor.committeeLv, Yuen_US
dc.contributor.committeeKluss, Jonien_US
dc.contributor.committeeThompson, David S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeKeith, Jason M.en_US


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