An integrated aerothermoelastic analysis framework for predicting the response of composite panels

Daning Huang, Peretz P. Friedmann

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This study describes the development of an integrated aerothermoelastic computational framework. The framework consists of a Navier-Stokes aerodynamic solver based on the Stanford University multiblock (SUmb) code, a finite element structural solver for moderate deflection of composite doubly-curved shallow shell with thermal stress, and a finite element thermal solver for heat transfer in composite shallow shells with nonlinear material properties. The solvers are coupled using a partitioned scheme. An analytical approach is developed to determine the time accuracy and the so-called energy accuracy of a loosely-coupled scheme. The energy accuracy is connected to the time accuracy of damping of the predicted response, and thus connected to the accuracy of predicted critical flutter point. The aeroelastic behaviors of 2D and 3D panels are investigated using the computational frame-work. The 3D effect and Reynolds number is found to have significant influence on the critical flutter parameter, and limit cycle amplitude.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication15th Dynamics Specialists Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624103988
StatePublished - 2016
Event15th Dynamics Specialists Conference, 2016 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jan 4 2016Jan 8 2016

Publication series

Name15th Dynamics Specialists Conference


Conference15th Dynamics Specialists Conference, 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Aerospace Engineering


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