Aeroelastic tailoring for static and dynamic loads with blending constraints

Marco Tito Bordogna, Paul Lancelot, Dimitri Bettebghor, Roeland De Breuker

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In the present paper the authors want to investigate the effect of different load configuration in order to identify the ones driving the optimization. A set of static loads, gust loads and static loads with maneuver load alleviation (MLA) are tested. Gust loads have been included in the optimization via an equivalent static load (ESL). Composite blending is tackled by means of continuous constraints and a two phases approach is proposed to find a blended stacking sequence table. Results show that region of influence can be identified for specific loads and that MLA can be beneficial for structural weight reduction. Finally, the blending constraints prove their effectiveness by significantly reducing the error in retrieving a blended stacking sequence.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th International Forum on Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics, IFASD 2017
PublisherInternational Forum on Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics (IFASD)
ISBN (Electronic)9788897576280
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event17th International Forum on Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics - Como, Italy
Duration: 25 Jun 201728 Jun 2017
Conference number: 17


Conference17th International Forum on Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics
Abbreviated titleIFASD 2017
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  • Aeroelastic Tailoring
  • Blending
  • Composite
  • ESL
  • Gust

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