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Development of a crashworthy composite fuselage structure for a commuter aircraft

Kindervater, C. and Wiggenraad, J. F. M. and Michielsen, A. L. P. J. and Santoro, S. and Lapage, F. and Beltran, F. (2000) Development of a crashworthy composite fuselage structure for a commuter aircraft. In: Proceedings: CEAS Forum on Crash Questions, pp. 57-76. CEAS Forum on Crash Questions, Capua, Italy, 14-15.02.2000.

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Abstract

Within the framework of Brite-Euram programme CRASURV "Commercial Aircraft -Design for Crash Survivability", technology is being developed for the design of composite air frames with respect to crashworthiness. The ultimate goal of the project is to develop computer codes for the simulation of the crash behaviour of composite fuselage structures. A significant part of the project consists of the design, fabrication and drop-testing of two representative composite fuselage sections, to generate the experimental data needed for the validation of the new code developments. The present paper gives an overview of the development, test and numerical analysis of one of the fuselage sections, a one-bay section representative of a commuter aircraft like the ATR-42/72. The fuselage section consists of the sub-floor structure, which is the major area that will be crushed during a potentially survivable crash.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2000,
Title:Development of a crashworthy composite fuselage structure for a commuter aircraft
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Kindervater, C.UNSPECIFIED
Wiggenraad, J. F. M.NLR, The Netherlands
Michielsen, A. L. P. J.NLR, The Netherlands
Santoro, S.Alenia, Spain
Lapage, F.CEAT, France
Beltran, F.Principia, Spain
Date:2000
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings: CEAS Forum on Crash Questions
Page Range:pp. 57-76
Status:Published
Keywords:crashworthiness, enrgy absorption, composite materials, simulation
Event Title:CEAS Forum on Crash Questions, Capua, Italy, 14-15.02.2000
Organizer:AIDAA (Associazione Italiana di Aeronautica ed Astronautica, Naples)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L ST - Starrflüglertechnologien
DLR - Research theme (Project):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Structures and Design
Deposited By: elib DLR-Beauftragter
Deposited On:16 Sep 2005
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 22:14

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