Nonlinear Response and Fatigue of Surface Panels by the Time Domain Monte Carlo Approach
Final rept. Jul 89-Jan 90
ANAMET LABS INC HAYWARD CA
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The objective of this Phase I research is to develop a computational procedure for predicting the life and reliability of metal and composite structural panels subjected to complex dynamic loads from acoustic, aerodynamic, and thermal environments. The proposed research uses a time domain Monte Carlo method to develop analytical equations of high accuracy and efficiency. The time domain Monte Carlo method will permit an examination of the effects of peak stresses and exceedances subsequently, meaningful predictions of structural life fatigue can be made. Phase I research will be used to verify the Monte Carlo time domain analysis. The resulting computational procedure will be used to establish the feasibility of developing either a discretized finite element or numerical computer program to be completed during any Phase II effort. This research will lead to a new technology base for estimating the nonlinear response characteristics of a new generation of aircraft exposed to severe acoustic, aerodynamic, and thermal environments. Acoustic fatigue, Sonic fatigue, Time domain, Monte Carlo.