Accession Number : AD0754915


Title :   Finite Element Modeling and Optimization of Aerospace Structures


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Apr 1971-15 Apr 1972


Corporate Author : GRUMMAN AEROSPACE CORP BETHPAGE NY


Personal Author(s) : Dwyer, Walter J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/754915.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1972


Pagination or Media Count : 59


Abstract : This report documents a study made of the optimization of typical aircraft structural components using the Automated Structural Optimization Program (ASOP) described in AFFDL-TR-70-118. The structures examined were a fuselage structure for a proposed space shuttle orbiter and a wing structure for the same vehicle. Examples are given of practical finite element modeling of these structures.


Descriptors :   *AEROSPACE CRAFT , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , LOAD DISTRIBUTION , OPTIMIZATION , DELTA WINGS , AIRCRAFT PANELS , BUCKLING , AERODYNAMIC LOADING , FUSELAGES


Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE