Structural modeling for multicell composite rotor blades
- Rehfield, Lawrence W.
- Sep 1, 1987.
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- Atilgan, Ali R.
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- Composite material systems are currently good candidates for aerospace structures, primarily for the design flexibility they offer, i.e., it is possible to tailor the material and manufacturing approach to the application. A working definition of elastic or structural tailoring is the use of structural concept, fiber orientation, ply stacking sequence, and a blend of materials to achieve specific performance goals. In the design process, choices of materials and dimensions are made which produce specific response characteristics, and which permit the selected goals to be achieved. Common choices for tailoring goals are preventing instabilities or vibration resonances or enhancing damage tolerance. An essential, enabling factor in the design of tailored composite structures is structural modeling that accurately, but simply, characterizes response. The objective of this paper is to present a new multicell beam model for composite rotor blades and to validate predictions based on the new model by comparison with a finite element simulation in three benchmark static load cases.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19870017557.
Accession ID: 87N26990.
Analysis, Design and Elastic Tailoring of Composite Rotor Blades; 11 p.
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