Nonlinear reduced order modeling of flat cantilevered structures

Kwangkeun Kim, Vishal Khanna, X. Q. Wang, Marc Mignolet

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

43 Scopus citations


The focus of this investigation is on the development and validation of structural dynamic reduced order models for the geometrically nonlinear response of flat cantilevered structures, e.g. beams and plates. The specificities of cantilevered structures, as compared to those supported all around, are first highlighted. On this basis, extensions of existing reduced order modeling strategies are presented which provide a complete representation of the structural response, i.e., including both transverse and inplane displacement fields. Next, this methodology is successfully applied, first to a simple beam model and then to a flat wing both of which subjected to transverse loads. Finally, the response of a beam under combined transverse and inplane loads as well as its postbuckling behavior are also shown to be also accurately predicted by the reduced order model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication17th AIAA/ASME/AHS Adaptive Structures Conf., 11th AIAA Non-Deterministic Approaches Conf., 10th AIAA Gossamer Spacecraft Forum, 5th AIAA Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Specialist Conf., MDO
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781563479731
StatePublished - 2009

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
ISSN (Print)0273-4508

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • General Materials Science
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Nonlinear reduced order modeling of flat cantilevered structures'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this