APEX CASE STUDY – AIRCRAFT WING DEVELOPMENT
This time we’re looking at a Wing Structure Case Study, and how the power of Apex can help us through the complete development process from concept to certification for a complex assembly.
The full development process is broken down into a short summary and 4 narrated tutorials, each focused on a progressively more detailed model and connection method.
This summary video highlights the key aspects of the MSC Apex Wing Structure Case Study. Each of the four analysis concepts discussed are available separately in the following tutorials.
Tutorial 01 : Glued Contact Interaction
This tutorial is focused on specific glued contact examples highlighting highly-idealised, yet efficient assembly definition, primary sizing and load path assessment and quick turn-around for trade studies and ‘what if’ analysis.
Tutorial 02: Edge Tie Interaction
This tutorial is focused on the development of a structural loads model, including 1- and 2-D FE mesh definition, edge tie interactions between sub-assemblies and model export for a down-stream analysis process.
Tutorial 03: Explicit Connector Interaction
This tutorial is focused on the development of a certification model, including detailed 2-D geometry and FE mesh definition, discrete fastener connections between sub-assemblies and model export for detail joint analysis.
Tutorial 04: Detailed Fastener Contact Interaction
This tutorial is focused on the development of a stress-converged verification model, including detailed 3-D geometry manipulation and FE mesh definition, discrete fastener interaction between sub-assemblies and model export for non-linear fastener contact analyses.