Design, analysis and optimization of thin walled semi-monocoque wing structures using different structural idealization in the preliminary design phase

2014-01-01
Dababneh, Odeh
Kayran, Altan
In modeling an aircraft wing, structural idealizations are often employed in hand calculations to simplify the structural analysis. In real applications of structural design, analysis and optimization, finite element methods are used because of the complexity of the geometry, combined and complex loading conditions. The purpose of this paper is to give a comprehensive study on the effect of using different structural idealizations on the design, analysis and optimization of thin walled semi-monocoque wing structures in the preliminary design phase.