On the use of double-double design philosophy in the redesign of composite fuselage barrel components
Antonio Garofano, Andrea Sellitto, Aniello Ricciodownload PDF
Abstract. Mass minimization and mechanical performance maximization constitute the basic aspects of the structural optimization processes. In particular, the laminate redesign in terms of thickness and lay-up grants the main approach for the optimization of composite components. The innovative Double-Double laminate concept provides an effective approach to design composite components for weight and strength requirements, overcoming the use of the conventional 0°, 90° and ±45° ply orientations. In Double-Double designed components, 4-plies building blocks are stacked one upon the other to constitute a laminate. Each building block is made up of four [±Φ, ±Ψ] oriented plies. In the present work, the Double-Double approach has been adopted in the redesign of the composite lay-up and thickness profile of frames in a composite fuselage barrel. The DD optimized frames achieved a total mass reduction by up to 35% while ensuring mechanical performances comparable to the starting configuration.
Composite Structures, Double-Double, Laminates Optimization, Mass Saving
Published online 11/1/2023, 4 pages
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Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA
Citation: Antonio Garofano, Andrea Sellitto, Aniello Riccio, On the use of double-double design philosophy in the redesign of composite fuselage barrel components, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 37, pp 377-380, 2023
The article was published as article 83 of the book Aeronautics and Astronautics
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