Educational Software for Stress Analysis of Non-Idealized Closed Thin-Walled Sections
J.S. Mohamed Ali1, Mir Owais Ali Ibrahim2, Miah Mohammed Riyadh3
1J.S. Mohamed Ali, Department of Mechanical Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2Mir Owais Ali Ibrahim, Department of Mechanical Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
3Miah Mohammed Riyadh, Department of Mechanical Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 22 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 03 April 2019 | Manuscript Published on 18 April 2019 | PP: 196-202 | Volume-7 Issue-6S March 2019 | Retrieval Number: F02390376S19/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: Aerospace structures such as fuselage and wings are made of typical thin-walled closed sections and the detailed stress analysis of such closed thin-walled structures can be tedious and time consuming due to its statically indeterminate nature of the problem. In the present work, an educational software for the stress analysis of such non-idealized thin-walled closed sections has been developed that complements traditional methods of teaching and learning. The software developed is able to generate any given closed cross section which are subjected to bending, shear, and torsional loads and compute the resulting stresses on the cross section. Results from literature have been used to validate the results from the software. The software has been developed using Graphical User Interface (GUI) in MATLAB which makes the software very user friendly. The software is expected to be an effective teaching and learning tool of courses on thin-walled structures and aircraft/automotive structures.
Keywords: Aircraft Structures; Educational Software; Non-Idealized, Thin-walled Sections; MATLAB; Stress Analysis.
Scope of the Article: Software Engineering Methodologies