VIDEO: Lightning Lab In The UK Testing New Concepts And Materials For Future Aircraft Design

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Share This > At this lightning lab located at Cardiff University’s School of Engineering, new concepts and materials are tested for future aircraft design. A traditional aircraft is made from aluminum, being a metal that can conduct electricity very well, when hit by lightning there is actually no damage caused. An airplane typically gets hit by lightning once per year. Now they are developing composite aircraft which are lighter, better for the environment, and cheaper to run, but unfortunately don’t conduct electricity as well. With the new research they develop new ways to protect composite materials against lightning strikes. Watch the videos in HD and share your thoughts in a comment below.

Lightning laboratory in the UK.

The launch of the Morgan-Botti Lightning Laboratory.

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