Design And Analysis Of An Aircraft Composite Hinge Bracket Using Finite Element Approach

Wai, Chee Mun and Ahmad Rivai and Bapokutty, Omar (2014) Design And Analysis Of An Aircraft Composite Hinge Bracket Using Finite Element Approach. Applied Mechanics and Materials , 629 . pp. 158-163. ISSN 1660-9336

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Abstract

The use of composite materials in aircraft structures have been increasing for the past decade. The anisotropic and heterogeneous nature of composites remains a major challenge to the design and analysis of composite aircraft structures. Composite structures require a different design approach compared to the design of metallic structures. This paper aims to provide a step by step definitive guide to design and analyze composite structures using finite element approach. A simplified design model for the composite structural design was used to analyze an aircraft composite hinge bracket. The composite hinge bracket which is made of IM7/8552 laminated composite plates was successfully designed with a margin of safety of 0.216 and a weight savings of 43.77 percent was estimated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Composite design methodology, Composite laminates, Finite element analysis (FEA)
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering > Department of Structure and Materials
Depositing User: En. Omar Bapokutty
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2015 01:53
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2021 10:40
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/14170
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