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dc.contributor.author Pihillegedara, T
dc.contributor.author Udyanga, N
dc.contributor.author Sampath, R
dc.contributor.author Jayaweera, ND
dc.contributor.author Subasinghe, L
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-13T19:31:16Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-13T19:31:16Z
dc.identifier.issn 2012 - 8509 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/13169
dc.description.abstract Aircraft industry is continuously seeking new technologies due to the competitive market and high demand. During maintenance and manufacturing practices, dedicated supporting structures are used to handle large parts of the aircraft. Manufacturing of a supporting structure is expensive and it requires longer lead time along with skilled work force. This research investigates the current methods used in supporting structures for aircraft assembly and maintenance purposes. Novel conceptual design models for different reconfigurable supporting structures are developed using 3D CAD software. The conceptual models are designed using standard parts which are readily available in the market. Each conceptual model is compared and contrasted according to their strengths and weaknesses. The most reliable conceptual models are identified by the easiness of assembling and disassembling in a shorter period of time. Furthermore, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is used for further analyse the stress distribution, deformation and buckling tendency of proposed conceptual designs. Finally the safest and durable conceptual design is manufactured using widely available manufacturing processes en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Aircraft industry, Reconfigurable structures, Conceptual design en_US
dc.title Re-configurable supporting structures for aircraft industry en_US
dc.type Article-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.year 2014 en_US
dc.identifier.journal ICTAD Journal 2014 en_US
dc.identifier.volume xii en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos pp. 87 - 98 en_US


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