Although it has long been recognized that all long thin-walled hollow structures exhibit a nonlinear response to bending moments, the majority of analytical research has focused on circular cross sections.Amethod of predicting the nonlinear behavior of multibay airfoil sections is presented. Although the approach is simple, the algebraic complexity lends itself toward a solution using algebraic manipulation software. Comparison of the analytical models with finite element analysis shows good correlation and demonstrates the ability of the model in predicting the nonlinear bending response of smooth orthotropic two-bay airfoils.
|Translated title of the contribution||Brazier effect in multibay airfoil sections|
|Pages (from-to)||2252 - 2258|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2005|