Application of shape optimisation to aircraft wing structures

Anand, V and Bil, C 2008, 'Application of shape optimisation to aircraft wing structures', in ian Smith (ed.) Proceedings of the 26th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, Edinburgh, UK, 14-19 September 2008, pp. 1-8.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Application of shape optimisation to aircraft wing structures
Author(s) Anand, V
Bil, C
Year 2008
Conference name 26th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences
Conference location Edinburgh, UK
Conference dates 14-19 September 2008
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 26th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences
Editor(s) ian Smith
Publisher International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences
Place of publication Edinburgh, UK
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Abstract The demand for more efficient and lighter structural components has shifted focus to formal optimization techniques in order to change the structure's topology automatically to achieve a given objective; for example, minimizing the weight of the structure without compromising on its performance. This paper explores the concepts for structural optimization employed in design improvement using the shape optimization technique. Shape optimization software has been successfully employed to optimize an aircraft wing structure, comprising stringers and skins to model structural parts. The mathematical methods of structural optimization are presented. A sensitivity analysis precedes the optimization process of the stringer-skin structure. The stringers are repositioned on the skin while maintaining a smooth shape after the optimization process. It was found that the performance of the structure improved. Shape optimization can enable weight savings as well as long term cost benefits, while ensuring that the component is structurally sound and can be commercially manufactured.
Subjects Aerospace Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Shape Optimisation
Wing Optimisation
Topological Design Enhancement
Design Optimisation
Senitivity Analysis
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