## 336

Fig. 9.49 Idealized fuselage section of Example 9.12. The section has Cy as an axis of symmetry and resists a bending moment Mx 100 kNm. Equation (9.6) therefore reduces to The origin of axes Cxy coincides with the position of the centroid of the direct stress carrying area which, in this case, is the centroid of the boom areas. Thus, taking moments of area about boom 9 (6 x 640 + 6 x 600 + 2 x 620 + 2 x 850) 640 x 1200 + 2 x 600 x 1140 and column (5) is completed using Eq. (i). The derivation...

## 12

The section is symmetrical about Cy so that lxy 0 and since Sx 0 the shear flow distribution in the closed section 3456 is, from Eq. (9.35) Also the shear load is applied through the shear centre of the complete section, i.e. along the axis of symmetry, so that in the open portions 123 and 678 the shear flow distribution is, from Eq. (9.34) We note that the shear flow is zero at the points 1 and 8 and therefore the analysis may conveniently, though not necessarily, begin at either of these...

## 995 Alternative method for the calculation of shear flow distribution

Equation (9.73) may be rewritten in the form in which PT is the direct load in the rth boom. This form of the equation suggests an alternative approach to the determination of the effect of booms on the calculation of shear flow distributions in open and closed section beams. Let us suppose that the boom load varies linearly with z. This will be the case for a length of beam over which the shear force is constant. Equation (9.81) then becomes in which APT is the change in boom load over unit...

## 1036 Method of successive approximations torsion

It is clear from the torsion and shear loading of multicell wing sections that the greater the number of cells the greater the number of simultaneous equations requiring solution. Some modern aircraft have wings comprising a relatively large number of cells, for example, the Harrier wing shown in Fig. 7.8, so that the arithmetical labour involved becomes extremely tedious unless a computer is used an approximate but much more rapid method may therefore be preferable. The method of successive...

## Bending shear and torsion of open and dosed thinwalled beams

In Chapter 7 we discussed the various types of structural component found in aircraft construction and the various loads they support. We saw that an aircraft is basically an assembly of stiffened shell structures ranging from the single cell closed section fuselage to multicellular wings and tail-surfaces each subjected to bending, shear, torsional and axial loads. Other, smaller portions of the structure consist of thin-walled channel, T-, Z-, 'top hat' or I-sections, which are used to...

## 852 Correctly banked turn

From Eq. (8.19) we see that the load factor n in the turn is given by Also, dividing Eq. (8.17) by Eq. (8.18) Examination of Eq. (8.21) reveals that the tighter the turn the greater the angle of bank required to maintain horizontal flight. Furthermore, we see from Eq. (8.20) that an increase in bank angle results in an increased load factor. Aerodynamic theory shows that for a limiting value of n the minimum time taken to turn through a given angle at a given value of engine thrust occurs when...

## 874 Prediction of aircraft fatigue life

We have seen that an aircraft suffers fatigue damage during all phases of the ground-air-ground cycle. The various contributions to this damage may be calculated separately and hence the safe life of the aircraft in terms of the number of flights calculated. In the ground-air-ground cycle the maximum vertical acceleration during take-off is .2g for a take-off from a runway or 1.5g for a take-off from grass. It is assumed that these accelerations occur at zero lift and therefore produce...

## 56 Energy method for the bending of thin plates

Two types of solution are obtainable for thin plate bending problems by the application of the principle of the stationary value of the total potential energy of the plate and its external loading. The first, in which the form of the deflected shape of the plate is known, produces an exact solution the second, the Rayleigh Ritz method, assumes an approximate deflected shape in the form of a series having a finite number of terms chosen to satisfy the boundary conditions of the problem and also...

## 95 Torsion of closed section beams

A closed section beam subjected to a pure torque T as shown in Fig. 9.27 does not. in the absence of an axial constraint, develop a direct stress system. It follows that the equilibrium conditions of Eqs (9.22) and (9.23) reduce to dq ds 0 and dq dz 0 respectively. These relationships may only be satisfied simultaneously by a constant value of q. We deduce, therefore, that the application of a pure torque to a closed section beam results in the development of a constant shear flow in the beam...

## Pl 3ei

The fictitious load method of the framework example may be employed in the solution of beam deflection problems where we require deflections at positions on the beam other than concentrated load points. Suppose that we are to find the tip deflection AT of the cantilever of the previous example in which the concentrated load has been replaced by a uniformly distributed load of intensity w per unit

## 74 Fabrication of structural components

The introduction of all-metal, stressed skin aircraft resulted in methods and types of fabrication which remain in use to the present day. However, improvements in engine performance and advances in aerodynamics have led to higher maximum lift, higher speeds and therefore to higher wing loadings so that improved techniques of fabrication are necessary, particularly in the construction of wings. The increase in wing loading from about 350 N nr for 1917 18 aircraft to around 4800 N m2 for Fig....

## 72 Loads on structural components

The structure of an aircraft is required to support two distinct classes of load the lirst, termed ground loads, includes all loads encountered by the aircraft during movement or transportation on the ground such as taxiing and landing loads, towing and hoisting loads while the second, air loads, comprises loads imposed on the structure during flight by manoeuvres and gusts. In addition, aircraft designed for a particular role encounter loads peculiar to their sphere of operation. Carrier born...

## 612 Flexuraltorsional buckling of thinwalled columns

It is recommended that the reading of this section be delayed until after Section 11.5 has been studied. In some instances thin-walled columns of open cross-section do not buckle in bending as predicted by the Euler theory but twist without bending, or bend and twist simultaneously, producing flexural-torsional buckling. The solution of this type of problem relies on the theory presented in Section 11.5 for the torsion of open section beams subjected to warping (axial) restraint. Initially,...

## 71 Materials of aircraft construction

Several factors influence the selection of the structural material for an aircraft, but amongst these strength allied to lightness is probably the most important. Other properties having varying, though sometimes critical significance are stiffness, toughness, resistance to corrosion, fatigue and the effects of environmental heating, ease of fabrication, availability and consistency of supply and, not least important, cost. The main groups of materials used in aircraft construction have been...

## 92 General stress strain and displacement relationships for open and single cell closed section thinwalled beams

We shall establish in this section the equations of equilibrium and expressions for strain which are necessary for the analysis of open section beams supporting shear loads and closed section beams carrying shear and torsional loads. The analysis of open section beams subjected to torsion requires a different approach and is discussed separately in Section 9.6. The relationships are established from first principles for the particular case of thin-walled sections in preference to the adaption...

## 410 The reciprocal theorem

A , ,, gt , al2P2 au,P, Fig. 4.24 Linearly elastic body subjected to loads P,. P2. P3, P Fig. 4.24 Linearly elastic body subjected to loads P,. P2. P3, P at the points of application of the complete system of loads are then A, anPi anP2 4- ai3P3 ainP A2 a2iPi a22P2 a23P3 a2nPn A3 31A a32P2 a33P3 a3nP

## 1041 Fuselage frames

We have noted that fuselage frames transfer loads to the fuselage shell and provide column support for the longitudinal stringers. The frames generally take the form Fig. 10.46 Support of load having a component normal to a web. Fig. 10.46 Support of load having a component normal to a web. of open rings so that the interior of the fuselage is not obstructed. They are connected continuously around their peripheries to the fuselage shell and are not necessarily circular in form but will usually...

## Elementary aeroelasticity

Aircraft structures, being extremely flexible, are prone to distortion under load. When these loads are caused by aerodynamic forces, which themselves depend on the geometry of the structure and the orientation of the various structural components to the surrounding airflow, then structural distortion results in changes in aerodynamic load, leading to further distortion and so on. The interaction of aerodynamic and elastic forces is known as aeroelasticity. Two distinct types of aeroelastic...

## 610 Instability of stiffened panels

It is clear from Eq. 6.58 that plates having large values of b 1 buckle at low values of critical stress. An effective method of reducing this parameter is to introduce stifleners along the length of the plate thereby dividing a wide sheet into a number of smaller and more stable plates. Alternatively, the sheet may be divided into a series of wide short columns by stifleners attached across its width. In the former type of structure the longitudinal stifleners carry part of the compressive...

## 83 Aircraft inertia loads

The maximum loads on the components of an aircraft's structure generally occur when the aircraft is undergoing some form of acceleration or deceleration, such as in landings, take-offs and manoeuvres within the flight and gust envelopes. Thus, before a structural component can be designed, the inertia loads corresponding to these accelerations and decelerations must be calculated. For these purposes we shall suppose that an aircraft is a rigid body and represent it by a rigid mass. in. as shown...

## Stress analysis of aircraft components

In Chapter 9 we established the basic theory for the analysis of open and closed section thin-walled beams subjected to bending, shear and torsional loads. In addition, methods of idealizing stringer stiffened sections into sections more amenable to analysis were presented. We now extend the analysis to actual aircraft components including tapered beams, fuselages, wings, frames and ribs also included are the effects of cut-outs in wings and fuselages. Finally, an introduction is given to the...

## Bending Moment Diagram Fuselage Structure

P.8.1 a weighs 135 kN and has landed such that at the instant of impact the ground reaction on each main undercarriage wheel is 200 kN and its vertical velocity is 3.5 m s. If each undercarriage wheel weighs 2.25 kN and is attached to an oleo strut, as shown in Fig. P.8.1 h , calculate the axial load and bending moment in the strut the strut may be assumed to be vertical. Determine also the shortening of the strut when the vertical velocity of the aircraft is...

## Energy methods of structural analysis

In Chapter 2 we have seen that the elasticity method of structural analysis embodies the determination of stresses and or displacements by employing equations of equilibrium and compatibility in conjunction with the relevant force-displacement or stress-strain relationships. A powerful alternative but equally fundamental approach is the use of energy methods. These, while providing exact solutions for many structural problems, find their greatest use in the rapid approximate solution of...