Validation of non-linear dynamic simulations through full field optical methods
University of Patras, Department of Mechanical Engineering and
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Innovative designs of transport vehicles need to be validated in order to demonstrate reliability and provide confidence. The most common design approach of such structures involve simulations based on Finite Element (FE) analysis, which require reliable validation techniques, especially if anisotropic materials, such as fibre reinforced polymers, or complex designs, such as sandwich panels are to be considered. The present paper aims to integrate sophisticated numerical analysis with full-field optical measurement system data in order to improve the quality of both methods and increase reliability of the design.
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