Efficient numerical methods for aeroelastic analysis of wing-propeller configuration compound helicopters

Wang, Zi, Anobile, Alessandro and Popov, Atanas A. (2017) Efficient numerical methods for aeroelastic analysis of wing-propeller configuration compound helicopters. In: Italian Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics XXIV International Conference, 18-22 September 2017, Palermo & Enna Italy. (Submitted)

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Efficient numerical methods for time-domain aeroelastic analysis of a wing structure under a propeller-wing configuration is described in the paper. A linear beam model with deformable elastic axis under torsion and flapping is considered to simulate a wing structure with a tipmounted propeller, relying on efficient, analytical formulations. The complete aeroelastic system of equations is then solved using Galerkin’s approach, and numerically integrated by the Newmark-beta method. The computational tool developed is able to efficiently predict in the time domain the wing aeroelastic transient behaviour and the wing-propeller interaction effects.

The purpose of the tool developed is to provide accurate enough predictions of the system aeroelastic response to be included in structural optimisation and control synthesis procedures. A detailed analysis on the solver used and an aeroelastic case study of a Eurocopter

X3-like compound helicopter wing/propeller configuration are demonstrated.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
RIS ID: https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/883501
Keywords: Aeroelasticity, Compound helicopter, Numerical method
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
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Depositing User: Wang, Zi
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2018 13:29
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 19:07
URI: https://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/53162

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