FEM Simulation of a FML Full Scale Aeronautic Panel Undergoing Static Load
- *Corresponding Asuthor:
- R Citarella
Department of Industrial Engineering
University of Salerno, Fisciano (SA), Italy
E-mail: [email protected]
Received December 10, 2013; Accepted January 22, 2014; Published January 29, 2014
Citation: Citarella R, Armentani E, Sepe R, Caputo F (2014 FEM Simulation of a FML Full Scale Aeronautic Panel Undergoing Static Load. Ind Eng Manage 3:122. doi:10.4172/2169-0316.1000122
Copyright: © 2014 Citarella R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This paper concerns the numerical characterization of the static strength of a flat stiffened panel, designed as a fiber metal laminates (FML) and made of Aluminium alloy and Fiber Glass FRP. The panel is full scale and was tested under static loads, applied by means of an in house designed and built multi-axial fatigue machine. The static test is simulated by the Finite Element Method (FEM) in a three-dimensional approach. The strain gauge outcomes are compared with corresponding numerical results, getting a satisfactory correlation.