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The mechanics of composite corrugated structures: A review with applications in morphing aircraft / I. Dayyani; A.D. Shaw; E.I. Saavedra Flores; M.I. Friswell; Michael Friswell; Alexander Shaw

Composite Structures, Volume: 133, Pages: 358 - 380

Swansea University Authors: Michael, Friswell, Alexander, Shaw

Abstract

Corrugation has long been seen as a simple and effective means of forming lightweight structures with high anisotropic behaviour, stability under buckling load and energy absorption capability. This has been exploited in diverse industrial applications and academic research. In recent years, there h...

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Published in: Composite Structures
ISSN: 02638223
Published: 2015
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa24898
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Abstract: Corrugation has long been seen as a simple and effective means of forming lightweight structures with high anisotropic behaviour, stability under buckling load and energy absorption capability. This has been exploited in diverse industrial applications and academic research. In recent years, there have been numerous innovative developments to corrugated structures, involving more elaborate and ingenious corrugation geometries and combination of corrugations with advanced materials. This development has been largely led by the research interest in morphing structures, which seek to exploit the extreme anisotropy of a corrugated panel, using the flexible degrees of freedom to allow a structure’s shape to change, whilst bearing load in other degrees of freedom. This paper presents a comprehensive review of the literature on corrugated structures, with applications ranging from traditional engineering structures such as corrugated steel beams through to morphing aircraft wing structures. As such it provides an important reference for researchers to have a broad but succinct perception of the mechanical behaviour of these structures. Such a perception is highly required in the multidisciplinary design of corrugated structures for the application in morphing aircraft.
Keywords: corrugated structures, morphing
College: College of Engineering
Start Page: 358
End Page: 380