Dynamic buckling structural test of a CFRP passenger floor stanchion

Dynamic buckling structural test of a CFRP passenger floor stanchion

Gennaro Di Mauro, Michele Guida, Fabrizio Ricci, Leandro Maio

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Abstract. The work focuses on the study of the structural behavior of a composite floor beam in the cargo area of a commercial aircraft subjected to static and dynamic loads. Experimental tests have been performed in the laboratories of the Dept. of Industrial Engineering (UniNa) jointly with the development of numerical models suitable to correctly simulate the phenomenon through the LS-DYNA software. The definition of a robust numerical model allowed to evaluate the possibility of buckling triggering. The test article was equipped with potting supports on both ends of the tested beam, filling the pots with epoxy resin toughened with glass fiber nanoparticles. This allowed to uniformly load the beam ends in compression and to carry out the tests loading the specimen statically and dynamically, to observe the differences in the behavior of the beam in correspondence with the two different types of applied load. The result obtained through the comparison between the numerical model and the experimental test is that the dynamic buckling is triggered by a quantitatively smaller load than in the static case. Furthermore, it has been observed that the experimental compressive displacement to trigger the dynamic buckling instability is greater than the displacement observed in the static case.

Composite Material, Transient Analysis, Test Validation, Dynamic Buckling

Published online 11/1/2023, 5 pages
Copyright © 2023 by the author(s)
Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: Gennaro Di Mauro, Michele Guida, Fabrizio Ricci, Leandro Maio, Dynamic buckling structural test of a CFRP passenger floor stanchion, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 37, pp 404-408, 2023

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644902813-89

The article was published as article 89 of the book Aeronautics and Astronautics

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