SFB-TR 40Copyright: SLA
The subproject of the Institute of Structural Mechanics and Lightweight Design (SLA) deals with linked approaches and sensitivity analysis of aerothermoelastic problems in supersonic, especially with the development of an extensive method to optimize aerothermoelastic processes in thrusters. The further develpment of the structure solver ASTRA for anisotropic rotation shells with arbitrary meridian will help to calculate time dependent effects on the structure caused by instationary flows and transient heat flows. Further the methods to improve the thermoelastic calculation of nozzles out of fibre ceramics and nozzles with complex designed walls (for example with cooling channels) are under construction. The collaborative research center Transregio 40 (SFB TR 40) from the German Research Foundation examines the complex interaction problems of highly stressed components in space traveling and is on research in innovative solutions. The target of TR40 is to explore the scientific foundations for extensive improvements in efficiency and reliability of future primary drives in transportation systems for space traveling.