Colloquium: Arthur Alglave (FPP)

25 januari 2019 14:00 - Locatie: Lecture Room A, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Kluyverweg 1, Delft.

Hinge front-loading

In the aerospace industry, demanding time constraints make it practically impossible to fully explore the design space of aircraft movable surfaces. The hinges, located at the interface of the movable surface, require a time-consuming analysis. This thesis presents a methodology enabling the near instantaneous selection of an optimal hinge. An efficient, multi-objective optimization is developed. This search algorithm is used over a range of different requirements to create a database of optimal hinges. This database is used to enable the selection of the optimal hinge "off-the-shelf" during the movable surface design. This thesis resulted in an improvement of the hinge design methodology, in terms of fidelity, run-time and scalability.