Dynamic behavior of aircraft wings modeled as doubly-tapered composite thin-walled beams

Sungsoo Na, Liviu Librescu

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A study of the dynamical behavior of aircraft wings modeled as doubly-tapered thin-walled beams, made from advanced anisotropic composite materials, and incorporating a number of non-classical effects such as transverse shear, and warping inhibition is presented. The supplied numerical results illustrate the effects played by the taper ratio, anisotropy of constituent materials, transverse shear flexibility, and warping inhibition on free vibration and dynamic response to time-dependent external excitations. Although considered for aircraft wings, this analysis and results can be also applied to a large number of structures such as helicopter blades, robotic manipulator arms, space booms, tall cantilever chimneys, etc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-68
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 1
EventRecent Advances in Solids and Structures - 1999 (The ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition) - Nashville, TN, USA
Duration: 1999 Nov 141999 Nov 19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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