FLD120 - Aeroelasticity using FlightLoads and Patran

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This seminar is intended for engineers concerned with structural loads, flying qualities, and aeroelastic stability of flexible aircraft and missiles. The objective of the seminar is to familiarize the engineer with an integrated approach to the state-of-the-art MSC Nastran applications in aeroelastic analyses and their implementation via the FlightLoads User Interface and process management tool. An overview of the aeroelastic capability is followed by discussion of the available aerodynamic theories and case studies. Highly detailed workshops are used throughout.

Length: 
5 days
Pre-requisites : 
NAS101A and B (Linear Analysis using MSC Nastran), NAS102A and B (Dynamic Analysis Using MSC Nastran), PAT301 (Introduction to Patran)
Topics: 
  • Introduction to Aeroelasticity
  • Introduction to FlightLoads and Dynamics
  • Aerodynamic Theories
    • Doublet Lattice
    • Zona51
    • Subsonic Slender Body Theory
  • Surface Splines
  • Linear Splines
  • Theory of Static Aeroelastic Analysis
  • Monitor Points
  • Flutter Analysis
  • Aeroelastic Response Analysis
  • Basics of Patran and MSC Nastran
    • Patran Graphical User Interface
    • MSC Nastran Files
  • Mapping CFD Data to a Structural FE Model
  • Load Mapping