The Role of Design Analysis Systems for Aerospace Structures, and Future Trends

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Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-160 p. 9-52
Author(s): Lansing, W.
Corporate Author(s): Grumman Aerospace Corporation
Date of Publication: 1973-12
Pages: 43
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Identifier: This paper is part of a conference proceedings. See AD0785968

This paper attempts to lend some insight into the role of the design analyst during the evolution of an aerospace structural design, and examines the analysis tools available to him for doing his job. Of all the constraints to which he is subjected, the time schedule is likely to be dominant. This and other restrictions currently dictate that simplifying assumptions be made in carrying out his work. These are discussed and it is shown that the entire stream of analyses that must be employed, including those needed for obtaining applied loads, must be closely coordinated and integrated, in order to meet required schedules. Related comments are made also about structural optimization as it is currently being practiced in design, and trends for both it and integrated design analysis systems are indicated.

Provenance: Bombardier/Aero

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