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Nonlinear Reduced-Order Analysis with Time-Varying Spatial Loading DistributionsOscillating shocks acting in combination with high-intensity acoustic loadings present a challenge to the design of resilient hypersonic flight vehicle structures. This paper addresses some features of this loading condition and certain aspects of a nonlinear reduced-order analysis with emphasis on system identification leading to formation of a robust modal basis. The nonlinear dynamic response of a composite structure subject to the simultaneous action of locally strong oscillating pressure gradients and high-intensity acoustic loadings is considered. The reduced-order analysis used in this work has been previously demonstrated to be both computationally efficient and accurate for time-invariant spatial loading distributions, provided that an appropriate modal basis is used. The challenge of the present study is to identify a suitable basis for loadings with time-varying spatial distributions. Using a proper orthogonal decomposition and modal expansion, it is shown that such a basis can be developed. The basis is made more robust by incrementally expanding it to account for changes in the location, frequency and span of the oscillating pressure gradient.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Prezekop, Adam
(National Inst. of Aerospace Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
April 7, 2008
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Report/Patent Number
AIAA Paper 2008-2323
Meeting Information
Meeting: 49th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
Location: Schaumburg, IL
Country: United States
Start Date: April 7, 2008
End Date: April 10, 2008
Sponsors: American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Society for Composites, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Helicopter Society, Inc., American Society of Civil Engineers
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