Accession Number:

ADA443229

Title:

An Integrated FEA and Design Optimization System for Composite Structures

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

COLLIER RESEARCH CORP HAMPTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The benefits of a software package which couples with the MSCNASTRANTrademark FEA program is presented. The software, called HyperSizerTrademark, performs panel and beam structural sizing optimization with metallic and composite materials. Applications in the aerospace and transportation industries are presented. The aerospace application, an X-34x experimental vehicle, emphasizes capabilities and accuracy required for a high speed flight, thermomechanical environment. The transportation application emphasizes practical and inexpensive capabilities suitable for a cost driven, manufacturing oriented environment.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Thermodynamics
  • Astronautics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE