Structural analyses of GLARE-GFRP transition for integrated VHF antenna on a fuselage panel
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European Commission's projectACASIAS - Advanced Concepts for Aero-Structures with Integrated Antennas and Sensors (EC-H2020-723167)
The objective of this paper is to describe the numerical simulation of the transition zones in the multifunctional fuselage panel design to integrate a VHF (Very High Frequency) antenna. The panel is made of GLARE (Glass Laminate Aluminium Reinforced Epoxy) with a central window of GFRP (Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer). The structural analyses of the transition GLARE/GFRP is presented along with its experimental validation. The numerical simulations showed a very high level of correlation with the experimental tests, both in the longitudinal load vs displacement curves and deformations captured with strain gauges and DIC (Digital Image Correlations).
CitationTuron, F.; Otero, F.; Martinez, X. Structural analyses of GLARE-GFRP transition for integrated VHF antenna on a fuselage panel. A: European Conference on Multifuncional Structures. "EMuS 2020 - European Conference on Multifunctional Structures 2020". 2020, p. 29-34. ISBN 978-84-121101-6-6.
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