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Hypersonic flow simulation towards space propulsion geometries

Universidade Da Beira Interior-Odelma Teixeira, Jose Pascoa
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-01-1873
To be published on 2019-09-16 by SAE International in United States
With the actual tendency of space exploration, hypersonic flight have gain a significant relevance, taking the attention of many researchers over the world. This work aims to present a numerical tool to solve hypersonic gas dynamic flows for space propulsion geometries. This will be done by validating the code using two well-known hypersonic test cases, the double cone and the hollow cylinder flare. These test cases are part of NATO Research and Technology Organization Working Group 10 validation of hypersonic flight for laminar viscous-inviscid interactions. During the validation process several important flow features of hypersonic flow are captured and compared with available CFD and numerical data. Special attention is taken to the phenomenon of vibrational excitation of the molecules. Different vibrational non-equilibrium models are used and compared with the available data. The pressure and the heat flux along the surfaces are also analyzed. The CFD simulation is conducted using an open-source CDF solver for hypersonic flows using the OpenFOAM framework. The two-temperature CFD solver, employing central-upwind interpolation schemes of Kurganov, Noelle e Petrova, hy2Foam, is…
 

Flight Optimization Model on Global and Interval Ranges for Conceptual Studies of MEA Systems

Akita University-Yotsugi Shibuya
IHI Corporation-Hitoshi Oyori, Hirotaka Sugawara, Naoki Seki
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-01-1906
To be published on 2019-09-16 by SAE International in United States
In development of more electric aircraft applications, it is important to discuss aircraft energy management on various level of aircraft operation. This paper presents a computationally efficient optimization model for evaluating flight efficiency on global and interval flight ranges. The model is described as an optimal control problem with an objective functional subjected to state condition and control input constraints along a flight path range. A flight model consists of aircraft point-mass equations of motion including engine and aerodynamic models. The engine model generates the engine thrust and fuel consumption rate for operation condition and the aerodynamic model generates the drag force and lift force of an aircraft for flight conditions. These models is identified by data taken from a published literature as an example. First, approximate optimization process is performed for climb, cruise, decent and approach as each interval range path. Next, optimization for global range path involves whole flight path to find optimal operation condition in the flight. In aircraft energy management, fuel consumption converts into not only thrust power, but power of…
 
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Frostwing Co-Operation in Aircraft Icing Research

Aalto University-Pekka Koivisto
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-Thomas Bond
Published 2019-06-10 by SAE International in United States
The aerodynamic effects of Cold Soaked Fuel Frost have become increasingly significant as airworthiness authorities have been asked to allow it during aircraft take-off. The Federal Aviation Administration and the Finnish Transport Safety Agency signed a Research Agreement in aircraft icing research in 2015 and started a research co-operation in frost formation studies, computational fluid dynamics for ground de/anti-icing fluids, and de/anti-icing fluids aerodynamic characteristics. The main effort has been so far on the formation and aerodynamic effects of CSFF. To investigate the effects, a generic high-lift common research wind tunnel model and DLR-F15 airfoil, representing the wing of a modern jet aircraft, was built including a wing tank cooling system. Real frost was generated on the wing in a wind tunnel test section and the frost thickness was measured with an Elcometer gauge. Frost surface geometry was measured with laser scanning and photogrammetry. The aerodynamic effect of the frost was studied in a simulated aircraft take-off sequence, in which the speed was accelerated to a typical rotation speed and the wing model was then…
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Separating-Reattaching Flows Over an Iced Airfoil

Diakon Solutions LLC-Ezgi Oztekin
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-James Riley
Published 2019-06-10 by SAE International in United States
Delayed Detached Eddy Simulations (DDES) of separating-reattaching flows on the suction side of an ice-contaminated airfoil were conducted. A single-section straight-wing NACA23012 airfoil with leading-edge ice was studied. The geometry represents a realistic glaze horn-ice contamination obtained during the icing test campaigns described in [1], which has aerodynamic data for comparison. The three-dimensional transient flow behavior was simulated using the open-source flow solver OVERFLOW, version 2.2l [2] developed by NASA Langley Research Center. Configurations at three angles of attack that exhibit unsteady flow behavior starting with the bursting angle were examined at Mach number of 0.18 and Reynolds number of 1.8x106. As the stall angle was approached the aerodynamic performance parameters displayed large-scale unsteadiness where periods of attached and separated flows were observed. The time-averaged results show good agreement with the aerodynamic test data. The calculated Strouhal number for the self-sustained low-frequency oscillations is consistent with the previous experimental research.
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Ranking of Thick Ice Shapes Based on Numerical Simulation for Certification

Airbus-Marcus Barth, Johan Degrigny, James Brown, Fatih Tezok, Richard Lewis, Nathalie Alegre, Isaac Barrios-Garcia
Published 2019-06-10 by SAE International in United States
The objective of this paper is to present a numerical method to rank thick ice shapes for aircraft by comparing the ice accretion effects for different icing scenarios in order to determine the more critical ice shape. This ranking allows limiting the demonstration of the aerodynamic characteristics of the aircraft in iced condition during certification to a reduced number of ice shapes. The usage of this numerical method gives more flexibility to the determination of the critical ice shapes, as it is not dependent of the availability of physical test vehicles and/or facilities. The simulation strategy is built on the Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) and is validated based on a representative test case, both in terms of aircraft geometry and ice shapes. Validation against existing experimental results shows the method exhibits an adequate level of reliability for the ranking of thick ice shapes.
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Experimental Aerodynamic Simulation of Glaze Ice Accretion on a Swept Wing

Federal Aviation Administration Technical Center-Timothy G. Smith
NASA John Glenn Research Center-Andy P. Broeren, Mark G. Potapczuk
Published 2019-06-10 by SAE International in United States
Aerodynamic assessment of icing effects on swept wings is an important component of a larger effort to improve three-dimensional icing simulation capabilities. An understanding of ice-shape geometric fidelity and Reynolds and Mach number effects on iced-wing aerodynamics is needed to guide the development and validation of ice-accretion simulation tools. To this end, wind-tunnel testing was carried out for 8.9% and 13.3% scale semispan wing models based upon the Common Research Model airplane configuration. Various levels of geometric fidelity of an artificial ice shape representing a realistic glaze-ice accretion on a swept wing were investigated. The highest fidelity artificial ice shape reproduced all of the three-dimensional features associated with the glaze ice accretion. The lowest fidelity artificial ice shapes were simple, spanwise-varying horn ice geometries intended to represent the maximum ice thickness on the wing upper surface. The results presented in this paper show that changes in Reynolds and Mach number have only a small effect on the iced-wing aerodynamics relative to the clean-wing configuration. Furthermore, the addition of grit roughness to some lower-fidelity artificial ice…
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Aerodynamic Comparison of Freezing Rain and Freezing Drizzle Conditions at the RTA Icing Wind Tunnel

RTA-Wolfgang Breitfuß, Michael Wannemacher, Florian Knöbl, Hermann Ferschitz
Published 2019-06-10 by SAE International in United States
The simulation of icing conditions in icing wind tunnels (IWTs) is a significant element in the certification of aircraft components and offers unique possibilities for research purposes. Up to 2014 only the conditions defined in Appendix C of the EASA Certification Specification 25, respectively the FAA Code of Federal Regulations Title 14 Part 25 were used for the certification processes in IWTs. In addition, Appendix O was introduced in 2014 to cover the supercooled large droplet (SLD) icing conditions of freezing drizzle and freezing rain, which pose a potential risk for flight safety. The simulation of SLD icing in IWTs is, due to the different behavior of the large droplets, very challenging and not all required conditions have successfully been recreated yet. RTA Rail Tec Arsenal Fahrzeugversuchsanlage GmbH has focused on the simulation of in-flight icing conditions since 2012 and increased effort was put in the simulation of SLDs in recent years. During several research projects funded by the Austrian government it was shown that droplet size distributions for freezing drizzle MVD > 40 μm…
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A Study of Droplet Breakup in the Vicinity of an Airfoil

INTA-Suthyvann Sor, Adelaida Garcia-Magariño
UPM-Angel Velazquez
Published 2019-06-10 by SAE International in United States
Supercooled large droplets can breakup before imping on aerodynamic surfaces and this should be taken into account in the icing codes. A study of droplets breakup in the vicinity of an airfoil has been conducted. Experiments for streams of droplets that were allowed to fall in the path of an incoming airfoil attached to a rotatory arm were conducted at the INTA facility. Droplets diameters ranged from 500 μm to 3 mm and two airfoils models of leading edge radius of 70 mm and 103 mm moving at velocities of 70 m/s, 80 m/s and 90 m/s were tested. Two subsets of experimental data for both bag and stamen breakup and shear breakup modes were used in this investigation. For these cases a numerical trajectory and deformation model was applied to obtain the evolution of the horizontal position, and the droplet maximum and minimum diameter. Breakup onset was determined from experimental data. Though previous works considered that breakup starts when there is a minimum in the minimum diameter, such minimum was not found in the…
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Evaluation of Visual Failure versus Aerodynamic Limit for a Snow Contaminated Anti-Iced Wing Section during Simulated Takeoff

APS Aviation Inc.-Marco Ruggi
National Research Council Canada-Catherine Clark
Published 2019-06-10 by SAE International in United States
Under contract to Airlines for America (A4A), APS Aviation Inc. (APS), in collaboration with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), completed an aircraft ground icing exploratory research project at the NRC 3 m × 6 m Wind Tunnel in Ottawa in January 2019. The purpose of this project was to investigate the feasibility of using aerodynamic data to evaluate the performance of contaminated anti-icing fluid, rather than the traditional visual fluid failure indicators that are used to develop Holdover Times (HOTs). The aerodynamic performance of a supercritical airfoil model with anti-icing fluids and snow contamination was evaluated against the clean, dry performance of the airfoil in order to calculate the associated aerodynamic penalty. The visual failure of the fluid was also evaluated for each run, and the visual and aerodynamic results were compared against each other for each contamination exposure time. The results demonstrated that the visual failure of a fluid was not directly linked to the aerodynamic performance of the fluid, and the margin between the two was a function of the fluid…
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Surface Contamination Effects on CRM Wing Section Model

Dimensium Limited-Tomi Rosnell
Finnish Transport and Communications Agency-Erkki Soinne
Published 2019-06-10 by SAE International in United States
The aerodynamic effects of Cold Soaked Fuel Frost have become increasingly significant as aircraft manufacturers have applied for to allow it during aircraft take-off. The Federal Aviation Administration and the Finnish Transport Safety Agency signed a Research Agreement in aircraft icing research in 2015 and started a research co-operation in frost formation studies, computational fluid dynamics for ground de/anti-icing fluids, and de/anti-icing fluids aerodynamic characteristics. The main effort has been so far on the formation and effects of CSFF. To investigate the effects a HL-CRM wing wind tunnel model, representing the wing of a modern jet aircraft, was built including a wing tank cooling system. Real frost was generated on the wing in a wind tunnel test section and the frost thickness was measured with an Elcometer gauge. Frost surface geometry was measured with laser scanning and photogrammetry. The aerodynamic effect of the frost was studied in a simulated aircraft take-off sequence, in which the speed was accelerated to a typical rotation speed and the wing model was then rotated to an angle of attack…
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