Structures and Material (SM)
Group of Responsables
Structures and Material (GoR - SM)
GoR-SM is active in initiating and organising aeronautics-oriented research on
- Structural dynamics
Structures research is devoted to computational mechanics, loads & design methodology.
Structural dynamics research involves vibrations, responses to shock and impact load (bird strikes), aero-elasticity and acoustic response.
Materials research is related to materials systems including aspects of polymers, metals and composite systems.
Current GoR SM Action Groups
|SM/AG-34||Damage repair in composite and metal structures||2012||2014|
|SM/AG-35||Fatigue and Damage Tolerance Assessment of Hybrid Structure||2012||2014|
Current GoR SM Exploratory Groups
|SM/EG-39||Design of high Velocity Impact on realistic structure|
|SM/EG-41||Sizing of aircraft structures subjected to dynamic loading|
Additional EGs are being discussed as follows:
- Bonded and bolted joints
- Compression testing
New Topics Under Review
The following topics are being discussed for future Exploratory Groups:
- Virtual design allowable generation
- Effects of defects in composite structures
- Fatigue of NCF (Non Crimp Fabrics)
- Damage tolerance of mechanical systems and system installations
A GARTEUR success story from GoR-SM
Damage Mechanics, Damage Tolerance, Bolted Joints in Composite Materials/ Structures
The European knowledge in this field has largely been built up through national efforts
coordinated via a series of GARTEUR Action Groups. The GARTEUR activities have led to
other European projects within EU Framework and WEAG (now EDA) programmes.
The full story (here).
Publications of past and current Action Groups
List of GoR SM Technical Reports.
Open reports marked (O) can be downloaded (when available).
Limited reports marked (L) are not available outside GARTEUR.
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