CFD and Stress Analysis of a Movable Deflection Wall in a Coastal Airport Environment
Determine the stresses and deflections in a movable deflection wall under operational and extreme wind loading conditions.
Introduction: The wall finite element analysis model was developed based on geometry provided by the client. The finite element (FE) model was built using mainly 4-node plate elements. Bolted connections were modeled using beam and rigid elements. The FE model does not incorporate the bolt preload or friction between bolted components.
The wall was constrained by pinning the structure at the mounting feet.