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Design of composite control surfaces for tailored deformation using fluid structure interactions

Design of composite control surfaces for tailored deformation using fluid structure interactions
Design of composite control surfaces for tailored deformation using fluid structure interactions
In order to take full advantage of the lightweight characteristics of composite materials, design often needs to sacrifice stiffness and exploit the more favourable strength. However, this approach leads to structures that deform significantly under load. This paper outlines a numerical methodology which demonstrates control of the inherent flexible characteristics of composite structures to achieve a desired deformation response. An examination of the sensitivity of the structural response was conducted by asymmetrically varying the ply angles in a number of composite layers within the model. The results indicate that the layers in the skin have a large influence on the development of bend-twist coupling in the control surface. The research culminates in an examination of composite architecture options which result in specific levels of bend and induced twist deformation. This approach clearly shows that one can control the coupled deformation response and that this may have beneficial performance implications.
Boyd, Stephen
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Flannigan, Daniel
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Banks, Joseph
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Turnock, Stephen
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Boyd, Stephen
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Banks, Joseph
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Turnock, Stephen
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Boyd, Stephen, Flannigan, Daniel, Banks, Joseph and Turnock, Stephen (2015) Design of composite control surfaces for tailored deformation using fluid structure interactions. LIMAS -2015: International Conference on Light Weight Design of Marine Structures. 6 pp .

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Abstract

In order to take full advantage of the lightweight characteristics of composite materials, design often needs to sacrifice stiffness and exploit the more favourable strength. However, this approach leads to structures that deform significantly under load. This paper outlines a numerical methodology which demonstrates control of the inherent flexible characteristics of composite structures to achieve a desired deformation response. An examination of the sensitivity of the structural response was conducted by asymmetrically varying the ply angles in a number of composite layers within the model. The results indicate that the layers in the skin have a large influence on the development of bend-twist coupling in the control surface. The research culminates in an examination of composite architecture options which result in specific levels of bend and induced twist deformation. This approach clearly shows that one can control the coupled deformation response and that this may have beneficial performance implications.

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Published date: 9 November 2015
Venue - Dates: LIMAS -2015: International Conference on Light Weight Design of Marine Structures, 2015-11-09
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group

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Local EPrints ID: 386145
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/386145
PURE UUID: 34cf6011-fecb-4746-850b-3f4fa4bd7298
ORCID for Joseph Banks: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3777-8962
ORCID for Stephen Turnock: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6288-0400

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Date deposited: 19 Feb 2016 08:54
Last modified: 15 Jul 2020 00:31

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