Effect of Composite Stiffened Panel Design on Skin-Stringer Separation in Postbuckling

L.J. Kootte, C. Bisagni, Vipul Ranatunga, Stephen B. Clay, Carlos G. Dávila, Cheryl Rose

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To design aeronautical composite multi-stringer panels that can safely operate in a postbuckled state, it is important to identify the parameters that can influence the different modes in which skin-stringer separation might occur. A methodology is under development to study the interaction between the skin-stringer separation and the postbuckling deformation using the building block approach and single-stringer specimens. In particular, the methodology can identify whether the skin-stringer separation occurs due to bending or twisting, so that these two possible modes can be studied separately. For bending, a simple criterion that can predict the location of initiation is presented. This procedure has the potential to reduce the overall development cost and allows the investigation of the design parameters that influence the skin-stringer separation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA Scitech 2021 Forum
Subtitle of host publication11–15 & 19–21 January 2021Virtual/online event
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (AIAA)
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-62410-609-5
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventAIAA Scitech 2021 Forum - Virtual/online event due to COVID-19 , Virtual, Online
Duration: 11 Jan 202121 Jan 2021


ConferenceAIAA Scitech 2021 Forum
CityVirtual, Online

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Virtual/online event due to COVID-19


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