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Numerical modelling of a composite fuselage manufactured by liquid resin infusion

Perret, Adrien and Mistou, Sébastien and Denaud, Louis Etienne and Mollé, Thierry and Veyrac, Claudia and Karama, Moussa Numerical modelling of a composite fuselage manufactured by liquid resin infusion. (2011) Applied Mechanics and Materials, 62. 49-56. ISSN 1662-7482

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.62.49

Abstract

FUSCOMP (FUSelage COMPosite) is a Research & Development program which has received the label from the Aerospace Valley competitiveness cluster. It will lead to a test of a composite fuselage demonstrator manufactured by the Liquid Resin Infusion (LRI) process. LRI is based on the moulding of high performance composite parts by infusing liquid resin on dry fibers instead of prepreg fabrics. The study of this proof of concept is based on the TBM 850 airframe, a pressurized business turboprop aircraft currently produced by DAHER-SOCATA. Technical achievements will concern numerical methods and finite elements analysis to be used for the modelling of this aircraft composite fuselage structure. Actual industrial projects face composite integrated structure issues as a number of structures (stiffeners,...) are more and more integrated onto the skins of aircraft fuselage. Indeed the main benefit of LRI is to reduce assembly steps which lead to cycle time gain and thus cost reduction. In particular, infusing components and sub-components at the same time avoids riveting parts altogether. However it is necessary to validate the dimensioning of the studied composite structure.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Trans Tech Publications editor. The definitive version is available at : http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.62.49
HAL Id:hal-00840556
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Other partners > DAHER (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Ecole nationale supérieure des Mines d'Albi-Carmaux - IMT Mines Albi (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse - INSA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UPS (FRANCE)
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Deposited By: Sébastien Mistou
Deposited On:26 Apr 2013 08:20

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