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Bill,
 
    This subject came up several months ago on this list. However, it was confined to discussing damage caused to reinforced concrete. Steve Gordin gave the following link http://www.pubs.asce.org/WWWdisplay.cgi?8400790 to an ASCE article discussing lighting striking concrete. Perhaps you could contact the authors for additional information. Also, Harold Sprague indicated that he had investigated a guyed tower that failed due to a lightning strike. If you do an archive search for lightning, you can find the entire thread and a couple others where lightning was mentioned.
 
 

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-----Original Message-----
From: Polhemus, Bill [mailto:BPolhemus(--nospam--at)wje.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 11:05 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Lightning Damage to Structures

Anyone have any expertise in, or KNOW anyone who has expertise in, the effect of lightning on structures, particularly as a cause of structural failure?

William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
Senior Associate
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