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):

Report Date:

1972-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE