Date

6-2010

Degree Name

BS in Aerospace Engineering

Department

Aerospace Engineering Department

Advisor(s)

Robert McDonald

Abstract

This report outlines the method used for analysis of a wing box structure for the experimental “stringy” wing structure often used in light RC aircraft. This code is able to find the displacement of each joint, and the stress and forces in each member of the truss structure. It also has the features of load and structure visualization, Kevlar string removal, user-defined point and distributed loading functions, and user-defined failure criteria function. This method and resulting code is meant for use in the support of the Human Powered Helicopter project being undertaken by the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. This code may also be used for the Design Build Fly team at Cal Poly.

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