Finite-Element Simulation and Analysis on High Velocity Impact Damage of Aircraft Panel Structure


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The finite-element simulation models of the projectile and the discrete rod impacting to the aircraft panel structure in high velocity are established according to some experiment projects. Based on dynamic finite-element Program, the forming of impact damage in the panel structure is simulated. Through comparing the simulation results of damage pattern and size in the panel to the experiment results, the reliability of the material models and equations of state and contact algorithm used in the simulations is testified. Take the simulation of projectile vertically impacting to the panel as example, the aircraft panel structure response characteristics are analyzed briefly based on the results including the displacement of typical node in the panel, the stress course of one element and the energy change of the panel.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 353-358)

Edited by:

Yu Zhou, Shan-Tung Tu and Xishan Xie




S. L. Li and M. Y. Hou, "Finite-Element Simulation and Analysis on High Velocity Impact Damage of Aircraft Panel Structure", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 353-358, pp. 1033-1036, 2007

Online since:

September 2007




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