Bulkhead is the cross-wall located at various sections of the fuselage of an aircraft. Bulkheads contribute to the structural stability and rigidity of the aircraft. It also forms the main structure of the fuselage that accommodates the passenger and cargo. The bulkhead is continuously subjected to various loads during flight as well as after landing. The integrity of the bulkhead and hence airframe is very important for the safety of the aircraft.
This project aims to design and optimize the bulkhead for static and dynamic loads for optimal stiffness with maximum strength to weight ratio. For this purpose, CAE simulations will be performed on a the bulkhead model using static and dynamic conditions and based on the response of the model, topology optimization would be performed using HYPERMESH and RADIOSS software.
Based on the optimization runs, the best-fit design of the bulkhead will be identified.