Finite element modelling and analysis of a composite rudder

Aruna, HM and Guruprasad, K and Somashekar, BR (1985) Finite element modelling and analysis of a composite rudder. In: Conference on Finite Elements in Computational Mechanics, 2-6 Dec 1985, Bombay, India.

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Some of the studies of the finite element modelling and analysis of static and dynamic behavior of a sandwich type composite rudder made of either CFRP or Al with honeycomb core are presented. The finite element modelling is done using the interactive graphic processor FEMGEN. The analysis is carried out using the software package ASKA. Some of the results are post processed using the graphic processor FEMVIEW. A simple and fast method of predicting the weight of the rudder is proposed. The performance of the composite rudder is compared with that of its metallic counterpart.--AA(US).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aluminum;Composite materials;Sandwich construction; Mechanical properties;Honeycomb construction; Aircraft components;Design;Rudders;Carbon fiber reinforced plastics;Sandwiches;Finite element method;Strength to weight ratio;Control surfaces;Airfoils;Bend properties; Competitive materials;Honeycomb sandwich construction; Stress analysis;Computer programs
Subjects: ENGINEERING > Structural Mechanics
Depositing User: M/S ICAST NAL
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 24 May 2010 04:21

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