Towards a virtual testing environment for composite aerostructures

B. G. Falzon

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The emergence of an all-composite passenger airframe marks a major advance in the development of aerostructures. Underpinning this milestone is over four decades of intensive research in this area. Nonetheless, the first-generation of composite aerostructures is very conservative. This paper will discuss the need for the development of a virtual testing capability to enable better exploitation of the material's full potential in future designs. Recent progress, by the author, in this area is presented followed by a discussion of current limitations and opportunities for further research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalAustralian Journal of Mechanical Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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