Aeroelastic Considerations in the Preliminary Design Aircraft
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
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This publication contains the papers presented at the SMP Spring 1983 Specialists Meeting on Aeroelastic Consideration in the Preliminary Design of Aircraft. Current aerospace design trends which involve the increasing application of composite structures have forced the use of large-scale structural analysis at an early design stage at the same time structural optimization and aeroelastic tailoring are becoming practical tools for shaping the initial project. Whilst the potential for designing minimum weight structures which deform beneficially under load exists, the hazards of extracting energy from the airstream and generating unfavorable deformations and aeroelastic instabilities must also be recognized. These papers review trends in aeroelastic analysis, aeroelastic tailoring, structural optimization and flutter optimization.
- Fluid Mechanics