A multi-fidelity, multi-disciplinary analysis and optimization framework for the design of morphing UAV wings

Andrea Ciarella, Christos Tsotskas, Marco Hahn, Noud P.M. Werter, Roeland De Breuker, Chris S. Beaverstock, Michael I. Friswell, Yosheph Yang, Serkan Özgen, Antonios Antoniadis, Panagiotis Tsoutsanis, Dimitris Drikakis

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Abstract

A framework for the design and optimization of a morphing wing is presented. It allows the user to simplify the design process of a morphing UAV wing with a simple and effective interface with the possibility to easily switch between flight phases and morphing concepts. It consists of two main solvers: a high-fidelity CFD module for detailed RANS simulation and a fast low-fidelity module that solves the aeroelastic problem by coupling a geometrically nonlinear structural model to a potential flow aerodynamic model. The structure of the framework and the methodology used for the design of a morphing UAV wing are detailed. This wing is the focus of the European FP7 CHANGE project and serves as an example of the application of this methodology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624103681
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event16th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, 2015 - Dallas, United States
Duration: 22 Jun 201526 Jun 2015

Conference

Conference16th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, 2015
CountryUnited States
CityDallas
Period22/06/1526/06/15

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    Ciarella, A., Tsotskas, C., Hahn, M., Werter, N. P. M., De Breuker, R., Beaverstock, C. S., Friswell, M. I., Yang, Y., Özgen, S., Antoniadis, A., Tsoutsanis, P., & Drikakis, D. (2015). A multi-fidelity, multi-disciplinary analysis and optimization framework for the design of morphing UAV wings. In 16th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA.