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||2016|
|SM/AG-35||Fatigue and Damage Tolerance Assessment of Hybrid Structures||2013||2016|
Current GoR SM Exploratory Groups
|SM/EG-39||Design of high velocity impact on realistic structure|
|SM/EG-42||Bonded and bolted joints|
|SM/EG-43||Additive Layer Manufacturing|
Additional EGs are being discussed.
New Topics Under Review
The following topics are being discussed for future Exploratory Groups:
- Multi-functionnal Materials
- Multi-scale dynamics of joints: modeling and testing
- Thermo-Structure Interaction
- Composite Fire Behaviour
- Structural Uncertainties
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).
The book on GARTEUR SM/AG-32 (Damage growth in composites, 2009-2012) has been published by SPRINGER.
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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