High performance finite element analysis of composite aeroelastic structures

Maheri, Alireza and Daadbin, Ali (2010) High performance finite element analysis of composite aeroelastic structures. In: High Performance Structures and Materials V. WIT transactions on the built environment, 112 . WIT Press, Southampton, UK, pp. 15-26. ISBN 978-1845644642

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Abstract

A high performance finite element analysis software tool has been developed for high fidelity deformation analysis of aeroelastic tailored wings and blades made of anisotropic composite materials. The package comprises an in-line semi-automatic adaptive mesh generator and a finite element solver. An aerodynamic solver can be plugged-in the package to perform a coupled aero-structure analysis. The finite element solver employs a natural-mode triangular shell element, yielding accurate results with high convergence rate in deformation analysis of thin and moderately thick composite shell structures. In mesh generation, the aerodynamic and structural characteristics of the aeroelastic structure directly influence the domain discretization procedure. It has been shown that a mesh generated based on this algorithm has significant effect on improving the convergence rate of results.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This book contains the edited papers presented at the Fifth International Conference on High Performance Structures and Materials. The Conference addresses issues involving advanced types of structures, particularly those based on new concepts or new types of materials. This responds to the need to develop a generation of new materials that are suitable for high performance structures which can easily resist a wide range of external stimuli and react in a non-conventional manner. The papers presented are arranged into the following subject areas: Material Characterisation; High Performance Concretes; Composite Materials and Structures; Natural Fibre Composites; Adhesion and Adhesives; Damage and Fracture Mechanics; Structural Dynamics and Impact Behaviour; Optimal Design; Behaviour of FRP Structures; Structural Characterisation; Durability and Sustainability of Materials and Structures; Timber Structures; Lightweight Structures; Biomass Composites.
Subjects: H300 Mechanical Engineering
H400 Aerospace Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
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Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2010 12:57
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:24
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/783

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