Linear static stress analysis with non-linear surface contact of a facing tool assembly. Two separate designs were analysed with the same loading conditions. The minimum factor of safety on yield and ultimate strength of the materials used was reported, and then compared between the two designs.
Linear static stress and linear buckling analysis of a support structure for a A320 winglet. Multiple load cases were analysed, subjecting the design to a number of different support locations whilst supporting the dead weight of the frame and winglet. For all load cases, the minimum factor of safety on yield strength and minimum buckling load multiplier was acceptable.
Linear static stress analysis of a mould tool assembly for an A350. Two different designs were analysed, with both being subject to dead weight loads. One of the designs was also subject to a 44g tool load. The Factor of Safety (FoS) was reported in both cases.
Linear static stress analysis of a lifting and alignment tool for an A380. Multiple load cases were analysed, subjecting the design to two lifting load cases, and three with 10g in different directions. 7 of the assembly’s brackets were also analysed in isolation. For all load cases, the minimum factor of safety on yield strength was reported.
Linear static stress analysis of a rudder tool for a large aircraft. Both the tool and its frame were analysed in several load cases. For the frame, 2 design iterations were required as the initial design did not meet the acceptance criteria, and so recommendations were made to improve the design. For the rudder tool, three designs were analysed, with differing amounts of components being included in the model. Three load cases were analysed for the rudder tool, with different loads included, such as wind loads. The factor of safety was reported for the all components.
Linear static stress and impact analysis of an autoclave trolley, with 4 different trolley configurations analysed. The FEA model was made from beam elements. The impact analyses were conducted at different speeds for one of the trolley configurations. Upon completion, recommendations were made to introduce energy absorbing devices to the trolley stoppers to reduce the impact deceleration.