Sparks at 50,000ft

Monday 14 November 2016

In modern aircraft such as the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350, many of the systems previously operated by hydraulic and pneumatic power have been replaced by electrical alternatives. The increased electrical loads have resulted a rise in operating voltage. This higher operating voltage in turn leads to a higher risk of electrical discharges that could impact on the performance of the aircraft in the short or long term. This talk will explain the reasons for voltage increase in aircraft electrical systems and will describe the work that has taken place at The University of Manchester to ensure we have techniques to design and test these critical electrical systems.

Talk by Professor Ian Cotton, Director of Manchester Energy
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Manchester

Talk starts at 6.30pm at the Vale Inn as usual
All welcome – no charge

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