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These documents present details of Finite Element Analyses (FEA) performed to assess the structural integrity of a given structural Test Support Structure (TSS) design. The Test Article (TA) was represented as a 500 lb. lump mass in the FEA. Typical structural pre-test analyses assess the TSS’s integrity, including the influence of the TA. They also ensure that the TSS characteristics don’t affect the test’s intent or the TA’s integrity. These efforts do not include the TA. Therefore those questions are not addressed. The TSS will be assessed in linear static stress and modal analysis.
Test Support Structure, fixtures, modal, linear stress
Acoustics, Dynamics, and Controls | Engineering | Mechanical Engineering
James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Figueroa, Maria M. and Knight, Joseph Brent, "Finite Element Analyses of a Test Support Structure" (2022). ME 4233/6233 Fundamentals of FEA. 24.