Additive metal solutions to corroded wing skins in operational aircraft

Rhys Jones, N. Matthews, Daren Peng, Nam Phan, Trung Nguyen

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This report presents the results of a detailed three dimensional non-linear a finite element study into SPD repairs to corrosion damage in P3C upper wing planks. This analysis,which allowed for both large deformation and material non-linearity (yielding), first reveals that the effect of skin corrosion on the load carrying capacity of rib stiffened wing planks on compression surfaces can’t be assessed by comparing the linear buckling loads and that a fully non-linear analysis allowing for both material and geometric nonlinearities is needed. It then highlights how SPD can be an effective means for repairing skin corrosion. Recommendations for the design of SPD repairs are also presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th Australian International Aerospace Congress
Subtitle of host publicationAIAC 2017
EditorsRaman Singh
Place of PublicationBarton ACT Australia
PublisherEngineers Australia
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781922107855
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventAustralian International Aerospace Congress 2017 - Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 26 Feb 201728 Feb 2017
Conference number: 17th


ConferenceAustralian International Aerospace Congress 2017
Abbreviated titleAIAC 2017
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