Dataset containing loading and material data for the simulation of lightning strike damage on carbon/epoxy composites. The dataset can be used to load specimens with either Waveform A or B loading conditions. The loading data is designed to be used with the provided finite element (FE) meshes. The dataset is also designed for use with ABAQUS. However, adaptation to other FE packages is possible but this may require some user adjustment to the format in which the data is currently presented. Material data for IM600/133 has also been provided to allow the user to attempt to replicate these published works.
This dataset includes the specimen surface loading for both Waveform A and B lightning strike simulations.
These datasets have been used in and generated by both COMSOL Multiphysics and ABAQUS.
Readers are directed to the supporting information for interpretation of the listed data.