Volume 6, 2013Progress in Flight Dynamics, Guidance, Navigation, Control, Fault Detection, and Avionics
|Page(s)||635 - 650|
|Section||Flexible aircraft control|
|Published online||02 December 2013|
Reduced order model of a blended wing body aircraft configuration
Institute of Lightweight Structures, Technical University Munich, 15 Boltzmannstr., Garching b. München 85747, Germany
2 Czech Technical University in Prague Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, 4 Technicka, Praha 6, Czech Republik
This paper describes the full development process of a numerical simulation model for the ACFA2020 (Active Control for Flexible 2020 Aircraft) blended wing body (BWB) configuration. Its requirements are the prediction of aeroelastic and flight dynamic response in time domain, with relatively small model order. Further, the model had to be parameterized with regard to multiple fuel filling conditions, as well as flight conditions. High efforts have been conducted in high-order aerodynamic analysis, for subsonic and transonic regime, by several project partners. The integration of the unsteady aerodynamic databases was one of the key issues in aeroelastic modeling.
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