This 30-minute webinar covers the complete fail-safe optimization process of a wing rib starting with the search of a new and more efficient design to the calculation of optimum dimensions. The replacement of a metallic fitting by an organic 3D printed version, while increasing performances and decreasing mass reduction is discussed as well. HyperStudy has also been used to perform multi-disciplinary studies throughout the process.
The short video below shows the optimization of a wing rib which provides a cut out for the retractable landing gear. OptiStructs fail safe optimization technology is applied to prevent catastrophic failure in case part of the wing rib would break due to fatigue.
Presented by Gildas Guilley
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