28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-8.4.4
DESIGN OF COMPOSITE STRUCTURES FOR IMPROVED AEROELASTIC PERFORMANCE
G. A. Vio, I. R. Fitzpatrick
Univ. of Sydney, Australia
Keywords: aeroelasticity, flutter, gust response, tailoring, composite design
Despite the benefits of composite structures, it is only recently that the main load bearing structures in large aircraft have started to be manufactured using carbon fibre composites. Even then, the unique directionality properties of composite laminates and design possibilities have yet to be exploited to improve the aircraft performance.
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