MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 304, 20199th EASN International Conference on “Innovation in Aviation & Space”
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||Aerostructures & Manufacturing|
|Published online||17 December 2019|
The application of thin-walled integral constructions in aviation as exemplified by the SAT-AM project
SZEL-TECH Szeliga Grzegorz,
2 AGH University of Science and Technology, Department of Manufacturing Systems, Mickiewicza Avenue 30-B2, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
3 Rzeszów University of Technology, Powstańców Warszawy St. 3, 35-959 Rzeszów, Poland
The high level of durability and reliability is a strict requirement for today's aircraft constructions. The most important aspect is the mass of the structure which has a decisive influence on both the volatile and technical properties of an aircraft as well as its economical operation. Modern aircraft structures, or more precisely their load-bearing structures, are almost exclusively manufactured as thin-walled ones which meet the requirement to minimize the mass of the structure. While the local loss of coverage stability is permissible under operating load conditions, exceeding critical load levels of the structural skeleton elements (e.g. frames, stringers) is practically synonymous with some destruction of the structure. It results in a necessity for the continual improvement of both design methods and the improvement of structural solutions of aviation structures. By reducing the thickness of the cover and, at the same time, introducing densely spaced stiffening longitudinal elements, a structure with considerably higher critical loads can be obtained and, consequently, a more favorable distribution of gradients and stress levels which directly contributes to an increase in fatigue life. This paper attempts to analyze the above-mentioned problem more closely, using the example of a densely ribbed rectangular plate.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2019
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