MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 188, 20185th International Conference of Engineering Against Failure (ICEAF-V 2018)
|Number of page(s)
|Design of Components and Engineering Elements, Coatings, Failure Analysis
|07 August 2018
Bird and hail stone impact resistance analysis on a jet engine composite air inlet
VZLÚ – Czech Aerospace Research Centre, Strength of Structure Department,
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Bird or hail stone impacts are an important phenomenon that must be taken into consideration when designing aircraft. As engines are the sole thrust-providing mechanisms of an aircraft, it is critical that the effects of bird or hail stone strikes on engine inlets and systems be investigated and mitigated to the greatest extent possible. A combination of experiments and numerical simulations is necessary to properly understand the behaviour of a bird or hail stone during impact and the reaction of the impacted material with the structure. A simulation methodology is developed and validated to certify the bird or hail stone strike resistance of composite air ducts designed for a new generation of jet training aircraft. Physical impact tests were performed on real composite parts. Numerical simulation results were compared with test results. Numerical simulation was also used for test preparation and optimization of the test rig design from the point of view of the influence of the stiffness of the surrounding aircraft structure. The validated modelling procedure allows the analysis of numerous impact scenarios, improving the optimization procedures for aircraft component design and reducing the cost of development by reducing the need to manufacture test prototypes.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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