Structural Failure Analysis and Prediction Methods for Aerospace Vehicles and Structures

Author: Sook-Ying Ho

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers

ISBN: 9781608050246

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 180

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This book deals with structural failure (induced by mechanical, aerodynamic, acoustic and aero-thermal, loads, etc.) of modern aerospace vehicles, in particular high-speed aircraft, solid propellant rocket systems and hypersonic flight vehicles, where structural integrity, failure prediction and service life assessment are particularly challenging, due to the increasingly more demanding mission requirements and the use of non-traditional materials, such as non-metallic composites, in their construction. Prediction of the complex loading environment seen in high-speed operation and constitutive / fracture models which can adequately describe the non-linear behaviour exhibited by advanced alloys and composite materials are critical in analyzing the non-linear structural response of modern aerospace vehicles and structures. the state-of-the-art of the different structural integrity assessment and prediction methodologies (including non-destructive structural health monitoring techniques) used for the structural design, service life assessment and failure analysis of the different types of aerospace vehicles are presented. the chapters are written by experts from aerospace / defence research organizations and academia in the fields of solid mechanics, and structural mechanics and dynamics of aircraft, rocket and hypersonic systems. the book will serve as a useful reference document containing specialist knowledge on appropriate prediction methodologies for a given circumstance and experimental data acquired from multi-national collaborative programs.
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Fundamentals of Space Systems

Author: Vincent L. Pisacane

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195162059

Category: Science

Page: 828

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Fundamentals of Space Systems was developed to satisfy two objectives: the first is to provide a text suitable for use in an advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate course in both space systems engineering and space system design. The second is to be a primer and reference book for space professionals wishing to broaden their capabilities to develop, manage the development, or operate space systems. The authors of the individual chapters are practicing engineers that have had extensive experience in developing sophisticated experimental and operational spacecraft systems in addition to having experience teaching the subject material. The text presents the fundamentals of all the subsystems of a spacecraft missions and includes illustrative examples drawn from actual experience to enhance the learning experience. It includes a chapter on each of the relevant major disciplines and subsystems including space systems engineering, space environment, astrodynamics, propulsion and flight mechanics, attitude determination and control, power systems, thermal control, configuration management and structures, communications, command and telemetry, data processing, embedded flight software, survuvability and reliability, integration and test, mission operations, and the initial conceptual design of a typical small spacecraft mission.
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Engineered Repairs of Composite Structures

Author: Rikard Benton Heslehurst

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429583850

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

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Engineered Repairs of Composite Structures provides a detailed discussion, analysis, and procedures for effective and efficient repair design of advanced composite structures. It discusses the identification of damage types and the effect on structural integrity in composite structures, leading to the design of a repair scheme that focusses on the restoration of the structural integrity and damage tolerance. This book teaches the reader to better understand effective and efficient repair design, allowing for more structurally effective repairs of damaged composite structures. It also discusses the application of the repair and what is needed in the forming of the composite repair to meet the engineering design requirements. Aimed at materials engineers, mechanical engineers, aerospace engineers, and civil engineers, this practical work is a must have for any industry professional working with composite structures.
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Structural Sensitivity Analysis and Optimization 1

Linear Systems

Author: Kyung K. Choi,Nam-Ho Kim

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387232324

Category: Science

Page: 446

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In this 2-volume set, first- and second-order design sensitivity analyses are presented for static and dynamic responses of both linear and nonlinear elastic structural systems, including elasto-plastic and frictional contact problems. The premise of the text is that a comprehensive theory of structural design sensitivity analysis for linear and nonlinear structures can be treated in a unified way. The objective is to provide a complete treatment of the theory and practical numerical methods of structural design sensitivity analysis. The text presents design sensitivity analysis theory and numerical implementation to create advanced design methodologies for mechanical systems and structural components, which will permit economical designs that are strong, stable, reliable, and have long life service. The design methodologies can be used by design engineers in the university, industry, and government to obtain optimal structural designs for ground vehicles, aricraft, space systems, ships, heavy equipment, machinery, biomedical devices, etc. Extensive numerical methods for computing design sensitivity are included in the text for practical application and software development. The numerical method allows seamless integration of CAD-FEA-DSA software tools, so that design optimization can be carried out using CAD geometric models instead of FEA models. This capaibility allows integration of CAD-CAE-CAM so that optimized designs can be manufactured effectively.Book I introduces structural design concepts that include the CAD-based design model, design parameterization, performance measures, costs, and constraints. It also discusses design sensitivity analysis of linear structural systems, and discrete and continuum design sensitivity analysis methods.
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Nonlinear Analysis of Structures

Author: Muthukrishnan Sathyamoorthy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849396526

Category: Mathematics

Page: 640

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Nonlinear Analysis of Structures presents a complete evaluation of the nonlinear static and dynamic behavior of beams, rods, plates, trusses, frames, mechanisms, stiffened structures, sandwich plates, and shells. These elements are important components in a wide variety of structures and vehicles such as spacecraft and missiles, underwater vessels and structures, and modern housing. Today's engineers and designers must understand these elements and their behavior when they are subjected to various types of loads. Coverage includes the various types of nonlinearities, stress-strain relations and the development of nonlinear governing equations derived from nonlinear elastic theory. This complete guide includes both mathematical treatment and real-world applications, with a wealth of problems and examples to support the text. Special topics include a useful and informative chapter on nonlinear analysis of composite structures, and another on recent developments in symbolic computation. Designed for both self-study and classroom instruction, Nonlinear Analysis of Structures is also an authoritative reference for practicing engineers and scientists. One of the world's leaders in the study of nonlinear structural analysis, Professor Sathyamoorthy has made significant research contributions to the field of nonlinear mechanics for twenty-seven years. His foremost contribution to date has been the development of a unique transverse shear deformation theory for plates undergoing large amplitude vibrations and the examination of multiple mode solutions for plates. In addition to his notable research, Professor Sathyamoorthy has also developed and taught courses in the field at universities in India, Canada, and the United States.
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Design Sensitivity Analysis of Structural Systems

Author: Vadim Komkov,Kyung K. Choi,Edward J. Haug

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080960005

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 381

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The book is organized into four chapters. The first three treat distinct types of design variables, and the fourth presents a built-up structure formulation that combines the other three. The first chapter treats finite-dimensional problems, in which the state variable is a finite-dimensional vector of structure displacements and the design parameters. The structual state equations are matrix equations for static response, vibration, and buckling of structures and matrix differential equations for transient dynamic response of structures, which design variables appearing in the coefficient matrices.
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Structural Analysis with the Finite Element Method. Linear Statics

Volume 1: Basis and Solids

Author: Eugenio Oñate

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402087322

Category: Computers

Page: 446

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These two volumes cover most of the theoretical and computational aspects of the linear static analysis of structures with the Finite Element Method (FEM). The content is based on the lecture notes of a course taught by the author for the last 30 years.
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