Parametric wing profile description for conceptual design
2011 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
A fundamental part of aircraft design involves the wing airfoil optimization, establishing an outer shape of the wing which has good aerodynamic performance, good internal volume distribution for fuel and systems and which also serves as an efficient structural member supporting the weight of the aircraft. As for all optimization tasks, the complexity of the problem is directly coupled to the parameterization of the geometry. Of highest relevance are the number of parameters and the number of additional constraints that are required to ensure valid modeling.This paper proposes a parameterization method for two dimensional airfoils, aimed at providing a wide design space, while at the same time keeping the number of parameters low. With 15 parameters defining the wing profile, many of the existing airfoils can be modeled with close tolerance.
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National CategoryAerospace Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-71811OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-71811DiVA: diva2:454007
The International Conference of the European Aerospace societies CEAS2011