Justin McKennon Discusses Using Modeling for Lightning Protection Design and CertificationJanuary 21, 2019
Recently, NTS Pittsfield engineer and certified COMSOL consultant Justin McKennon gave a keynote presentation at the COMSOL Conference in Boston, MA. The presentation, titled “Using Modeling for Lightning Protection Design and Certification” gave attendees a view into the use of multiphysics simulation technology in the field of lightning protection. Multiphysics simulation using COMSOL allows engineers to use modeling to test large designs for lightning risk and impact in a cost effective manner while increasing the likelihood that their lightning testing in the lab will be successful.
To watch Justin’s presentation, click here to visit the COMSOL blog.
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- Indirect Effects (DO-160, Section 22)
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- Electrostatic Discharge (DO-160, Section 25)
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