Colloquium: Philippe Massart (ASM)

16 november 2018 13:00 - Locatie: Lecture Hall C, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Kluyverweg 1, Delft.

Modelling Impact Damage on Aircraft Structures

In this thesis, a methodology is presented to predict impact damage on a ‘Next-Generation’ (composite) aircraft fleet based on maintenance data of current (metallic) aircraft fleet. To achieve this conversion, an analytical model is developed to Model Impact Damage on Aircraft Structures (MIDAS) for composite (-C ) and metal (-M ) aircraft. The model characterizes impact threats based on damage dimensions in two steps. First, for a given specific threat an impact event is approximated, and the corresponding damage (i.e. the permanent dent) is estimated. Second, the analytical model is reverse engineered to deduce the impact threat characteristics from the permanent damage. MIDAS-M implements a new transition region between the local and global deformation modes based on penetration limits, while composite variant (MIDAS-C) provides a novel approach for the permanent indentation in the post fiber breakage region.