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Rowan O Brick: Lightning protection system for conductive composite material structure. The Boeing Company, Joan H Pauly, July 5, 1988: US04755904 (113 worldwide citation)

A composite material skin (42) is attached to a composite material support structure (26) by a plurality of metal lock bolts (64). A foraminous metal material (44) is embedded in the matrix of the outer layer of the skin (42) and positioned outwardly of reinforcing graphite fibers. The metal (44) is ...


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Brick Rowan O: Lightning protection system for conductive composite material structure.. Boeing, December 9, 1987: EP0248122-A2 (49 worldwide citation)

A composite material skin (42) is attached to a composite material support structure (26) by a plurality of metal lock bolts (64). A foraminous metal material (44) is embedded in the matrix of the outer layer of the skin (42) and positioned outwardly of reinforcing graphite fibers. The metal (44) is ...


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William Banning Vail III: Methods and apparatus to prevent failures of fiber-reinforced composite materials under compressive stresses caused by fluids and gases invading microfractures in the materials. Smart Drilling and Completion, Sheridan Ross P C, April 18, 2017: US09625361 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus are described to use real-time measurement systems to detect the onset of compression induced micro-fracturing of fiber-reinforced composite materials. Measurements are described to detect the onset of compression induced micro-fracturing of fiber-reinforced composite materials ...


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William Banning Vail III, Tomislav Skerl: Methods and apparatus for monitoring and fixing holes in composite aircraft. Smart Drilling and Completion, Sheridan Ross P C, March 7, 2017: US09586699

Methods and apparatus are described for repairing a damaged area of an airplane fuselage made from fiber-reinforced composite material. In one embodiment, an intelligent patch is provided comprising a first electronic communication device to communicate information from at least one sensor regarding ...