publication . Bachelor thesis . 2012

Simulating Bird Strike on Aircraft Composite Wing Leading Edge.

Ericsson, Max;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: KTH, Hållfasthetslära (Inst.)
  • Country: Sweden
In this master thesis project the possibility to model the response of a wing when subjected to bird strike using finite elements is analyzed. Since this transient event lasts only a few milliseconds the used solution method is explicit time integration. The wing is manufactured using carbon fiber laminate. Carbon fiber laminates have orthotropic material properties with different stiffness in different directions. Accordingly, there are damage mechanisms not considered when using metal that have to be modeled when using composites. One of these damage mechanisms is delamination which occurs when cured layers inside a component become separated. To simulate this...
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