Structural analysis of a jet trainer cockpit

Altuğ, Muhittin Nami
This thesis presents structural analysis of a cockpit of a jet trainer type aircraft and the correlation studies performed by using ground pressurisation test results. For this purpose, first the response of the complex integrated fuselage structure is investigated under the complex type cabin pressure load. Then, cockpit part of the fuselage structure is modelled using commercial finite element software MSC/PATRAN® and MSC/NASTRAN®. The finite element model (FEM) of the cockpit structure is improved by the examination of the ground pressurisation test data and is finalised after achieving a good correlation between the finite element analysis (FEA) and the test results. This final form of the FEM of the cockpit structure serving as a benchmark is proved to be reliable for any future modifications.
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M. N. Altuğ, “Structural analysis of a jet trainer cockpit,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2011.