Multidisciplinary design optimization of an active nonplanar polymorphing wing

D. D. Smith, A. T. Isikveren, R. M. Ajaj, M. I. Friswell

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Abstract

Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) has been performed on the retrofitting of a morphing wing system to an existing conventionally designed commercial passenger jet. Refined studies have been undertaken in order to confirm initial findings using high end, low fidelity aerostructural analysis together with a full engine model and integrated operational performance algorithm. Performance in off-design conditions has also been investigated in order to determine whether such benefits that have been previously demonstrated with fixed winglets could be maintained throughout the entire flight envelope with morphing technology. Preliminary results indicate a specific air range performance increase of approximately 4-5% over that of fixed winglets through all flight phases within the aircraft range of operation including off-design conditions.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publication27th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences 2010, ICAS 2010
Pages529-539
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2010
Event27th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences 2010, ICAS 2010 - Nice, France
Duration: 19 Sep 201024 Sep 2010

Publication series

Name27th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences 2010, ICAS 2010
Volume1

Conference

Conference27th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences 2010, ICAS 2010
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityNice
Period19/09/1024/09/10

Keywords

  • Morphing
  • Multiobjective
  • Optimization
  • Performance

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