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Missile Materials, Pranjali Pandurang Sankpal Engineer-Graduate, Varun Vourganti Dr. 2022 Aerospace Engineering, Sandip University, Maharashtra, INDIA

Missile Materials, Pranjali Pandurang Sankpal Engineer-Graduate, Varun Vourganti Dr.

Graduate Research in Engineering and Technology (GRET)

The development of missile materials is the key to indigenous materials and their components. The selection of materials includes some the properties such as high strength to weight ratio, easy fabrication, good corrosion resistance, reliable quality, and high fracture toughness. The materials used for the airframe and propulsion system are alloys of aluminum, titanium, magnesium, and maraging steel. Non-metallic materials are also used such as carbon-carbon composites and polymer materials. High purity materials like phosphorous, and silicon are also important for material advancements. The paper outlines the needs and challenges of research and its solutions.


Unmanned Aerial Vehicles An Overview And Applications, Ashish Rahuldeo Pande UG - student, Pranav Sanjay Nerkar UG-student, Bhushan Borse UG-Student, Kirubakaran V Engineer 2022 SOET, Sandip University

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles An Overview And Applications, Ashish Rahuldeo Pande Ug - Student, Pranav Sanjay Nerkar Ug-Student, Bhushan Borse Ug-Student, Kirubakaran V Engineer

Graduate Research in Engineering and Technology (GRET)

A drone that is not manned Automated vehicles are rational admirers of the latest planes, and they're always looking for ways to improve. Wartime and re-exploration capabilities are the primary emphases of the current generation of UAVs, leaving the existing market impacted by UAV technology unaffected. UAV technology has a wide range of current uses, ranging from emergency response to media to agriculture to communications experts. However, the adaptable unmanned aerial vehicle is not yet available to the general public. As a result, a UAV that can carry a wide range of flexible tools should be light and lightweight ...


Manufacturing Process And Emerging Advantage Of Graphene Based Composites In Aerospace- A Review, Vaibhav Arya Graduate Engineer, Arjun N Prof. 2022 Sandip University, MH, INDIA

Manufacturing Process And Emerging Advantage Of Graphene Based Composites In Aerospace- A Review, Vaibhav Arya Graduate Engineer, Arjun N Prof.

Graduate Research in Engineering and Technology (GRET)

The cardinal pillar for this paper is to showcase the composition of Graphene-based composites and reveal the hidden uses of Graphene-based composites in aerospace dominion. This paper briefly discusses the different methods by which graphene-based composites can be synthesized mostly those with functional polymers and inorganic nanostructures and additionally covers a few of the applications of graphene-based composites such as lightweight, fire retardancy, and additive manufacturing. Moreover, this detailed paper also brings up crucial highlights where graphene-based composites have covered long distances from the research lab to commercialization, specifically focusing on aerospace industries.


Editorial, Shiva Prasad U Mr., M. Suresh Kumar Prof.(Dr.) 2022 Sr. Asst. Professor Department of Aerospace Engineering, Sandip University, SOET, NASHIK, MH

Editorial, Shiva Prasad U Mr., M. Suresh Kumar Prof.(Dr.)

Graduate Research in Engineering and Technology (GRET)

This special edition is devoted to Rockets and Missile Technology, a developing sector that will likely increase significantly as rocket and missile design technology progress. Modern military arsenals must contain advanced guided-weapons technology. As the need for missile and rocket technology grows, they are employed in various applications. Technological advancements additionally highlight the system's capabilities, functions, and applications, improving its efficacy and use. When it comes to combat aircraft, the armaments that go with them decide the price. New technology and applications such as hypersonic weaponry, long-range rockets and missiles, and space-based military equipment produce market upheaval. Current rocket ...


Uv Space Imager Enclosure Coating, David Silva Cortez, Victor Alexander Rempel Dekhtyar, Maria L. Muñoz 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Uv Space Imager Enclosure Coating, David Silva Cortez, Victor Alexander Rempel Dekhtyar, Maria L. Muñoz

Mechanical Engineering

The goal of this project is to reduce the amount of stray light entering an ultraviolet (UV) imager through absorption. This report outlines the use of ZnO nanoparticles mixed in an epoxy matrix for use in a CubeSat enclosure. Through testing, our team verified that the ZnO and epoxy coating experienced a peak absorption between 360-370 nm. The epoxy mixture with the .75% by weight ZnO nanoparticles absorbed up to 99.9 % of UV light at its peak. The effect on material properties, such as Young’s modulus and ultimate tensile strength, was also tested. Tensile tests demonstrated that adding ...


Methodology To Aircraft Design – Market Study & Design Optimization, Shreyash Attarkar, Dhananjay Ahire, Tanishq Pawar, Suresh Kumar M Prof. 2022 SOET, Sandip University, Nashik, Maharashtra, INDIA

Methodology To Aircraft Design – Market Study & Design Optimization, Shreyash Attarkar, Dhananjay Ahire, Tanishq Pawar, Suresh Kumar M Prof.

Graduate Research in Engineering and Technology (GRET)

In the last few years Aircraft have grown to be large-scale products with an increasing number of complicated systems, components, parts, and capabilities. Every single one of them. Various fields and technologies are included. Multiple sets of tools, procedures and methods are also included, as a result, to fully define, design, and develop an aircraft A comprehensive and methodic approach is required. Aircraft design that serves as a pillar in the evolution of the life cycle A balanced system solution that satisfies the needs of the customer. To accompany these characteristics. system engineering provides an interdisciplinary organization but is still ...


Structural Sizing Of Post-Buckled Thermally Stressed Stiffened Panels, Walid Arsalane 2022 Mississippi State University

Structural Sizing Of Post-Buckled Thermally Stressed Stiffened Panels, Walid Arsalane

Theses and Dissertations

Design of thermoelastic structures can be highly counterintuitive due to design-dependent loading and impact of geometric nonlinearity on the structural response. Thermal loading generates in-plane stresses in a restrained panel, but the presence of geometric nonlinearity creates an extension-bending coupling that results in considerable transverse displacement and variation in stiffness characteristics, and these affects are enhanced in post-bucking regimes. Herein a methodology for structural sizing of thermally stressed post-buckled stiffened panels is proposed and applied for optimization of the blade and hat stiffeners using a gradient-based optimizer. The stiffened panels are subjected to uniform thermal loading and optimized for minimum ...


Novel Thermal Coating For High-Speed Airplanes, Abinash Satapathy, Lakshay Battu, Liam Watson, Nazanin Rajabi 2022 Kennesaw State University

Novel Thermal Coating For High-Speed Airplanes, Abinash Satapathy, Lakshay Battu, Liam Watson, Nazanin Rajabi

Symposium of Student Scholars

In comparison to various other materials, Carbon Fiber, specifically Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers (CFRP), is pre-eminent amongst other materials for use on aeronautical systems. Due to its high specific strength (strength-to-weight ratio), CFRP is prominent for carrying heavy loads while maintaining a lightweight build. However, when influenced by heat resulting from air resistance, CFRP is known to undergo serious degradation that would significantly decrease the effectiveness of the polymers. To prevent this degradation and maintain the strength of the CFRP, thermal protective layers (TPLs) are designed to shield the CFRP from heat exposure. This research is focused on the examination ...


Editorial, Maruthupandiyan K Dr. 2022 Associate Professor Department of Aeronautical Engineering Institute of Aeronautical Engineering Dundigal, Hyderabad

Editorial, Maruthupandiyan K Dr.

Graduate Research in Engineering and Technology (GRET)

The aeronautical engineer is responsible for using cost-effective methods to develop ways of improving fuel efficiency and flight safety. Additionally, aeronautical engineers focus on lowering the environmental impact of air travel by creating aircraft that are more environmentally friendly. In Indian scenario, the development of aeronautical related advance technologies is still to grow with the Government of India initiative for the defence product under the Atmanirbhar Bharat and hope in few years now, these advanced technologies will be booming.


Autonomous Payload Design With Systems Engineering, Michael Downs, Christopher James Liebhart 2nd 2022 The University of Akron

Autonomous Payload Design With Systems Engineering, Michael Downs, Christopher James Liebhart 2nd

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

The design will be an autonomous payload consisting of auto deployment of a drone running an autonomous mission of mapping the terrain around a grounded rocket. The project is part of the Akronauts payload project for the 2022 Spaceport competition. It will include the development of a ground station for monitoring and controlling the drone and the transfer of live data to the station and a computer on board the rocket. The project will aim to use system engineering techniques to accomplish this in the hope of providing documentation and thus insight into the best way to develop a multi-disciplinary ...


Digital Image Correlation System Design, Verification And Analysis, Tyler Kraft, Matthew J. Riczo, Andrew Chong 2022 The University of Akron

Digital Image Correlation System Design, Verification And Analysis, Tyler Kraft, Matthew J. Riczo, Andrew Chong

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

Two dimensional digital image correlation provides an accurate and effective way to capture strain data on test sections with unusual or oblique geometries. The system requires a camera to record video footage, alignment fixtures and software to convert the footage into strain values. The system works by capturing the video footage of a specific portion of the specimen and comparing the movement of selected pixels. This is all done in the software GOM Correlate and Tracker. This test document outlines the setup, procedure, and validation steps to fulfill this goal. The setup involves a camera, tripod, blue lighting, and laser ...


The Effects Of Geometry And Architecture Of Polymer Matrix Composites On Acoustic Emissions, John J. Bush, Alex D. Swartzentruber, Lukas B. Thompson, Sarah R. Pratt, Chris J. Kuhn 2022 The University of Akron

The Effects Of Geometry And Architecture Of Polymer Matrix Composites On Acoustic Emissions, John J. Bush, Alex D. Swartzentruber, Lukas B. Thompson, Sarah R. Pratt, Chris J. Kuhn

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

The purpose of this project is to study how the variance of the geometry and architecture of polymer matrix composites (PMCs) affect the acoustic emissions measured whilst said structures are subjected to tensile stress. In these tests, a method called Modal AE will be utilized. In Modal AE, some relationships between sources and waves in various materials and geometries are presented in other papers/research. This study will focus on how different thickness and different makeup/ply patterns affect the acoustic emission tests. Some research has been completed and shown how energy attenuation affects the frequency content on PMCs similar ...


The Design Of The Payload System Of An Aircraft, Ryan Cooper 2022 The University of Akron

The Design Of The Payload System Of An Aircraft, Ryan Cooper

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

The project group will design and build a system to unload packages for the Zips Aero Design Team's aircraft for the 2021-22 competition year.


Microscale Transverse Compression Modeling: A Comparative Study Of The Analytical Mac/Gmc Methods To Experimental Results, Emily Zeitunian 2022 Michigan Technological University

Microscale Transverse Compression Modeling: A Comparative Study Of The Analytical Mac/Gmc Methods To Experimental Results, Emily Zeitunian

Dissertations, Master's Theses and Master's Reports

Composite materials require a multi-scale approach to fully understand its behavior. At the micro level, material behavior analysis is conducted most often using numerical or analytical approaches. These models, however, require validation from experimental data to ensure material predictions are accurate. This study compares a semi-analytical micromechanical analysis tool, MAC/GMC, to experimental results of in-situ microscale transverse compression testing conducted at AFRL facilities. Effective properties, stress-strain curves, stress and strain fields, and damage predictions are compared with experimental outputs. Both generalized method of cells (GMC) and high-fidelity generalized method of cells (HFGMC) theories implemented within MAC/GMC show results ...


Fuel System To Envelope Interface, James Campbell 2022 The University of Akron

Fuel System To Envelope Interface, James Campbell

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

*NOTE THIS PROJECT IS CONFIDENTIAL*

In this project, I will investigate solutions to interfacing a fuel system with a fabric skin section


Jcati Carbon Fiber Recycler: Oven Enclosure, Margarita Romero 2022 Central Washington University

Jcati Carbon Fiber Recycler: Oven Enclosure, Margarita Romero

All Undergraduate Projects

Central Washington University partners with Boeing and is funded by the Joint Center of Aerospace Technology Innovation (JCATI) to develop a mechanism that takes carbon fiber wing trimmings from Boeing that are resin coated and recycles carbon fiber. This is done by crushing the wing trimmings and then putting it into a 500°C oven to melt off the resin. This project focuses on the enclosure for the oven and making sure precautions are met such as having the outside surface be less than 45c through heat transfer analysis, argon fills enclosure in 13 minutes through fluid dynamics analysis, and ...


Carbon Fiber Recycling: Delamination System, Aaron Eastman 2022 Central Washington University

Carbon Fiber Recycling: Delamination System, Aaron Eastman

All Undergraduate Projects

The production of composite wings at Boeing causes carbon fiber waste and CWU Mechanical Engineering Technology students have been tasked in designing a carbon fiber recycling system. This project was brought forth and funded by the Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation (JCATI). There are three subsystems that make up the carbon fiber recycling system, the delamination system, shredding system, and the oven. The purpose of this project was to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the delamination system of the carbon fiber recycling system. The old system reached approximately 30-40 percent delamination with one pass through the system, and ...


Experimental Analysis Of Double Box Wing Uav., Sai Adithya Vanga, Moulshree Srivastava, Y. D. Dwivedi 2021 Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, Dundigal, Hyderabad

Experimental Analysis Of Double Box Wing Uav., Sai Adithya Vanga, Moulshree Srivastava, Y. D. Dwivedi

Graduate Research in Engineering and Technology (GRET)

ABSTRACT

In an attempt to reduce the induced drag on a wing, Prandtl found that induced drag reduced significantly by highly increasing the number of vertically offset wings. The same result could be obtained by joining the wingtips of two vertically offset wings. This helped increase payload capacity and also reduced fuel consumption and emissions. Such a wing configuration came to be known as Prandtl’s box wing. In this work, the design and analysis of a box wing aircraft model has been carried out. The preliminary analysis is performed using XFLR5, and the computational analysis is done with the ...


Editorial, Y D Dwivedi 2021 Institute of Aeronautical Engineering

Editorial, Y D Dwivedi

Graduate Research in Engineering and Technology (GRET)

The special issue “Emerging Aerospace Technologies in Aerodynamics, Propulsion, and Materials” is published which covers the aerospace domain covering aerodynamics, propulsion, and materials used for aeronautical and aerospace domains. In this issue, the authors have focused on the articles related to experimental and computational work related to aircraft performance, aircraft stability and control, materials, and some other important areas. Most of the papers are based on Project Based Learning which is one of the research-oriented teaching-learning processes recently introduced in National Education Policy 2020 by the Government of India.


Numerical Investigation On The Effect Of Spectral Radiative Heat Transfer Within An Ablative Material, Raghava S. C. Davuluri, Rui Fu, Kaveh A. Tagavi, Alexandre Martin 2021 University of Kentucky

Numerical Investigation On The Effect Of Spectral Radiative Heat Transfer Within An Ablative Material, Raghava S. C. Davuluri, Rui Fu, Kaveh A. Tagavi, Alexandre Martin

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Publications

The spectral radiative heat flux could impact the material response. In order to evaluate it, a coupling scheme between KATS - MR and P1 approximation model of radiation transfer equation (RTE) is constructed and used. A Band model is developed that divides the spectral domain into small bands of unequal widths. Two verification studies are conducted: one by comparing the simulation computed by the Band model with pure conduction results and the other by comparing with similar models of RTE. The comparative results from the verification studies indicate that the Band model is computationally efficient and can be used to simulate ...


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