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The Holistic Analysis of Flexible Aircraft Maneuvering Under Comprehensive Aerodynamic Loading
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published November 02, 2004 by SAE International in United States
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The reduction of a full aircraft structure/loading system from a Cartesian space to a condensed, modal space offers significant computational advantages in complex aero-elastic analysis without sacrificing the system kinematic and kinetic integrity. By combining linear, finite-element (FEA)-based structural analysis with non-linear, mechanical system simulation (MSS), the same modal basis coordinate set is used to represent the aerodynamic loading, structural, and gross motion behavior of maneuvering, high-integrity, full aircraft system models. Examples are shown of full aircraft, comprised of flexible, single-and multiple-structures, performing stores separation, landing, and general maneuvers. These are done using aerodynamic modeling of varying completeness ranging from complete, Panel Method (PM)-derived loads to more simplified, distributed loads. Limits on the validity of the linearity assumptions are discussed
CitationMcConville, J., "The Holistic Analysis of Flexible Aircraft Maneuvering Under Comprehensive Aerodynamic Loading," SAE Technical Paper 2004-01-3118, 2004, https://doi.org/10.4271/2004-01-3118.
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