I am working on structural analysis of an RC plane in a symmetrical maneuver. There are two types of loads on the structure a) aerodynamic loads and b) inertial loads.
I have determined the aerodynamic loads by performing CFD analysis on Fluent. Mapping of aerodynamic loads from CFD mesh to structural mesh in MSC Patran is easy. The details of the load mapping are given in link .
The maximum inertial loads in any maneuver can be determined using analytical calculations or directly from different handbooks/standards including FAR 25 etc.
I have read somewhere that I can perform static analysis of unconstrained system using inertia relief. However, from what I have learnt from link , the inertial loads cannot be used in inertia relief analysis.
Question#1: Is it possible to perform the static structural analysis of an unconstrained object subjected to aerodynamic loads (which are nothing more than a pressure distribution) coupled with inertial loads? If yes, how?
Question#2: If static structural analysis cannot be performed, do I have to perform a dynamics analysis?