Time-domain aeroelastic model for compound helicopter propeller-wing configuration

Wang, Zi, Anobile, Alessandro and Popov, Atanas A. (2017) Time-domain aeroelastic model for compound helicopter propeller-wing configuration. In: Aerospace Europe CEAS 2017 Conference, 16-20 October 2017, Bucharest, Romania.

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A simplified numerical model for time-domain aeroelastic analysis of a wing structure in a propeller-wing configuration is described in the paper. A linear beam model with deformable elastic axis under torsional deformation and out-of-plane bending is considered to simulate a wing structure with tip mounted propeller, relying on efficient, analytical formulations. The complete aeroelastic system of equations is solved using Galerkin’s approach, and numerically integrated by the Newmark-beta method. The computational tool developed is able to predict the wing aeroelastic transient behaviour and the wing-propeller interaction effects in the time domain. The purpose of such a tool is to provide accurate enough predictions of the system aeroelastic response to be included in structural optimisation and control synthesis procedures. A complete analysis on the solver used and an aeroelastic analysis 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/888511
Keywords: Aeroelasticity, Rotorcraft, Compound helicopter, Wing-propeller interaction
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: 27 Jul 2018 07:30
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 19:13
URI: https://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/53163

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