Editor: Sook-Ying Ho

Structural Failure Analysis and Prediction Methods for Aerospace Vehicles and Structures

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ISBN: 978-1-60805-326-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-024-6 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2010
DOI: 10.2174/97816080502461100101

Introduction

This book deals with structural failure (induced by mechanical, aerodynamic, acoustic and aero-thermal, loads, etc.) of modern aerospace vehicles, in particular high-speed aircraft, solid propellant rocket systems and hypersonic flight vehicles, where structural integrity, failure prediction and service life assessment are particularly challenging, due to the increasingly more demanding mission requirements and the use of non-traditional materials, such as non-metallic composites, in their construction. Prediction of the complex loading environment seen in high-speed operation and constitutive / fracture models which can adequately describe the non-linear behaviour exhibited by advanced alloys and composite materials are critical in analyzing the non-linear structural response of modern aerospace vehicles and structures. The state-of-the-art of the different structural integrity assessment and prediction methodologies (including non-destructive structural health monitoring techniques) used for the structural design, service life assessment and failure analysis of the different types of aerospace vehicles are presented. The chapters are written by experts from aerospace / defence research organizations and academia in the fields of solid mechanics, and structural mechanics and dynamics of aircraft, rocket and hypersonic systems. The book will serve as a useful reference document containing specialist knowledge on appropriate prediction methodologies for a given circumstance and experimental data acquired from multi-national collaborative programs.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Sook-Ying Ho
Defence Science and Technology Organisation
Australia




Contributor(s):
Simon A. Barter
Air Vehicles DivisionDefence Science and Technology Organisation
Melbourne
Australia


Richard J. Callinan
Air Vehicles Division, Defence Science and Technology Organisation
Melbourne
Australia


John Codrington
School of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Adelaide
Australia


Steve Galea
Air Vehicles Division, Defence Science and Technology Organisation
Melbourne
Australia


Sook-Ying Ho
Weapons Systems DivisionDefence Science and Technology Organisation
Edinburgh
Australia


Andrei Kotousov
School of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Adelaide
Australia


Lorrie Molent
Air Vehicles Division, Defence Science and Technology Organisation
Melbourne
Australia


Stephen Sanderson
Air Vehicles Division, Defence Science and Technology Organisation
Melbourne
Australia


Chun Wang
Sir Lawrence Wackett Aerospace Centre
School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, RMIT
Victoria
Australia


Russell Wanhill
Aerospace Vehicles Division, National Aerospace Laboratory, NLR
Amsterdam
The Netherlands


Wyman Zhuang
Air Vehicles Division
Defence Science and Technology Organisation
Melbourne
Australia




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