NEW ROLE FOR STRUCTURES TECHNOLOGY IN AIRCRAFT CONFIGURATION DEVELOPMENT

An automated structural design process capable of dealing with practical structures can produce timely analyses which recognize the sometimes conflicting influence of structural efficiency and performance goals. Examples are presented showing structural trade studies conducted on both subsonic and supersonic configurations. These results show the influence of external aeroelastic loads, of strength and durability design, of minimum gage constraints, and of stiffness requirements based on flutter analysis. The need for a finite element representation of low aspect ratio supersonic wings is shown.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for ASME Meeting, December 5, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Nisbet, J W
    • Hoy, J M
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172790
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASME 76-WA/AERO-8 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM