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Comparison of Aerodynamic Methods for the Computation of Control Surface Loads
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering, Flight Dynamics.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper presents loads computations for the generic UCAV configuration F19, originally devised by the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Different aerodynamic methods are investigated and their effect on concentrated structural loads is assessed. Design manoeuvres are defined based on the manoeuvre authority. Inertia loads are considered for a preliminary mass breakdown provided by DLR. The loads analysis process is performed both with the DLR and the Airbus Defence and Space (AD&S) aerodynamic data sets. Finally, total loads are generated and the effect of the different underlying aerodynamic methods analysed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 12 p.
TRITA-AVE, ISSN 1651-7660 ; 2015:62
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-185022OAI: diva2:917945
Available from: 2016-04-12 Created: 2016-04-08 Last updated: 2016-04-12Bibliographically approved

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