Investigation of the Behavior of an Aircraft Wing Exposed to Lightning Strike with an Analytical-Based Model

Soysal A., Özkol İ., UZAL E.

10th International Conference on Recent Advances in Air and Space Technologies, RAST 2023, İstanbul, Turkey, 7 - 09 June 2023 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/rast57548.2023.10197956
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Keywords: aircraft wing, analytical modeling, electromagnetic pressure, lightning strike, mechanical constraint
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Lightning is one of the natural threats that has to be considered in the design and certification process of aircrafts for cost effective service life and safety reasons. In this paper, the lightning problem faced by aircrafts is evaluated with an analytical perspective. For this purpose, an analytical model is developed and the response of an aircraft wing exposed to lightning is evaluated.