## General Mechanical

#### Aircraft seat

• Oguzhansevim
Subscriber

Hi dear members,

I am working on a graduation design project which is about aircraft seat designing.
For seat certification there are some tests that defined by FAA/CS. Does anyone have any idea, please give a feedback?
I am trying to build up a model in Workbench but not sure how to do.
Basically I need to create some G forces upon the seat geometry in diffferent directions. There are not only static load scenario but also dynamic load  scenario.

• peteroznewman
Subscriber

Do you have a link to the tests defined by FAA/CS?

• Oguzhansevim
Subscriber

# This is for dynamic

Also

https://www.easa.europa.eu/document-library/certification-specifications/cs-25-amendment-24

• Wenlong
Ansys Employee

Hi,

Ansys LS-DYNA has been widely used in collision simulation. I haven't done such seat safety simulation, but here are some links that can give you an idea what this type of simulation can look like:

https://www.dynaexamples.com/implicit/implicit_seatpull

Regards,

Wenlong

• peteroznewman
Subscriber

How long do you have to work on the project?  Looks like you will need a crash test dummy modeled, with straps to hold it to the seat. Start looking for a model for a body that you can use.

If you have a versed sine pulse of acceleration with a 16 g peak at 0.09 s that ends at 0.18 s, when you integrate that, it comes out to a change in velocity of 14 m/s.

• Oguzhansevim
Subscriber

One and a half month I have.

Yeah it is right, I need to imply those inputs.

By the way what about static conditions. I guess using static structural with constant force inputs will be enough, am I right?

• peteroznewman
Subscriber

The static load is simple to apply. It is not a force, it is an acceleration and is found under the Inertial category.

• Oguzhansevim
Subscriber

For example; Forward 9g case
(total mass of design)* (9,81) * (9) = 24kN   how to apply this effect
You mean inserting 24kN force in static structural won't be correct, right?

• peteroznewman
Subscriber

In preparation, all your materials in Engineering Data must have the correct Density assigned as a Physical Property.

The Inertial category button is next to the Loads button.

Click on Acceleration and then type in the value in the correct units. 1 G = 9.8806 m/s^2.
In this example, the units are in meters so type type the multiplication right into the field.

If the seat is facing in the +X direction, a negative value in the X Component will be the "forward" acceleration value.  A positive value in the X component will be a "backward" acceleration. If your Y component is up, then a positive value will be "downward" acceleration while a negative value will be a "upward" acceleration.  The Z component will be the lateral acceleration.

• Oguzhansevim
Subscriber

Great thank you so much, I think I understand it now. Let me try it

• peteroznewman
Subscriber

Oguzhansevim, once you click Is Solution, the Discussion is marked as Solved and many members and ANSYS staff who look for discussions to read and answer will not open a discussion marked as Solved.

If you want people to read your last question, I recommend you delete the post above that, which has the green check mark indicating that the discussion is solved.  Once you delete the post, the discussion will show as active and not Solved.

Finally, when you choose a post to click the Is Solution link, it is better to click that link under the post that has the best answer to the question asked.