Comparison of Transient Response of a Skin Panel under Uniform and Non-Uniform Thermal Loading


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This paper presents transient response of a skin panel under combined mechanical loading and provides a comparison of uniform and non-uniform thermal loading. A finite element model of a representative structural panel is used to evaluate the performance of an aero-structure subjected to severe aerodynamic heating and fluctuating pressure. This structure exhibits complex nonlinear response including thermal buckling and snap-through. In this study, uniform and non-uniform temperature distribution are used to understand the influence of spatial thermal distribution on the nonlinear response of the skin panel. It is shown that the parametric space snap-through boundary is significantly different for the two cases.



Edited by:

Jing Guo




L. Yu and A. Shukla, "Comparison of Transient Response of a Skin Panel under Uniform and Non-Uniform Thermal Loading", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 224, pp. 33-38, 2012

Online since:

November 2012





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