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Multidisciplinary Design Analysis and Optimization of Aerospace Composites PT-201

Multidisciplinary Design and Optimization of Aerospace Composite Materials is a collection of ten SAE technical papers focusing on the design analysis of aerospace composite structures from the perspective of various disciplines.

The book concentrates on the following aspects:

  • Analytical methods for weight design of aircraft structures, including a parametric geometry model capable of generating dedicated models for both aerodynamic and structural solvers.
  • Methodologies for evaluating the structural performance of carbon/epoxy composite panels.
  • An aerodynamic design of flexible wings made of composite structures.
  • Thermal design and analysis of composite enclosures.
  • Methodologies for analyzing the acoustic performance of composite structures, including the design optimization method to evaluate the acoustic performance in terms of transmission loss (TL) of various composite panels.
  • The lightening effect on composites, presenting a theoretical method to compute the electrical current propagating through composite structures due to lightning strikes.
  • The issue of fire resistance as most polymer resins are flammable once the respective ignition temperatures are reached.
  • A probabilistic-based reliability analysis of the composite structures. The method is demonstrated on a graphite/epoxy composite space habitat subjected to the debris attacks.
  • A sustainability analysis of aircraft composite materials, including improved durability, less maintenance, and lower energy consumption.


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