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Composite stiffened panel sizing for conceptual tail design
Year:2018

Research Areas
  • Mechanical aeronautics and naval engineering,
  • Aeronautical engineering

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Abstract
Purpose ? A conceptual design method for composite material stiffened panels used in aircraft tail structures and unmanned aircraft has been developed to bear compression and shear loads. Design/methodology/approach ? The method is based on Classical Laminated Theory to fulfil the requirement of building a fast design tool, necessary for this preliminary stage. The design criterion is: local and global buckling happen at the same time. In addition, it is considered that the panel does not fail due to crippling, stiffeners column buckling or other manufacturing restrictions. The final geometry is determined by minimizing the area and, consequently, the weight of the panel. Findings ? The results obtained are compared with a classical method for sizing stiffened panels in aluminium. The weight prediction is validated by weight reductions in aircraft structures when comparing composite and aluminium alloys. Research limitations/implications ? The work is framed in conceptual design field, so hypotheses like material or stiffeners geometry shall be taken a priori. These hypotheses can be modified if it is necessary, but even so the methodology continues being applicable. Practical implications ? The procedure presented in this paper allows designers to know composite structure weight of aircraft tails in commercial aviation or any lifting surface in unmanned aircraft field, even for unconventional configurations, in early stages of the design, which is an aid for them. Originality/value ? The contribution of this paper is the development of a new rapid methodology for conceptual design of composite panels and the feasible application to aircraft tails and also to unmanned aircraft.
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Aircraft Engineering And Aerospace Technology
ISBN
1748-8842
Impact factor JCR
0,519
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  • Creador: Departamento: Aeronaves y Vehículos Espaciales