An optimal wing planform design for aeroelastic control

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Abstract

This paper presents an integrated aeroservoelastic design synthesis for flutter suppression and gust load reduction using multiple control surfaces. For this multidisciplinary optimization procedure, structural design variables, control system and aerodynamic design variables, such as wing planform, ply orientation of the composite layer, control surface size and location are considered simultaneously. The analysis fora composite wing with constrol surfaces is conducted by finite element method. Unsteady aerodynamic forces calculated by the doublet lattice method are approximated as transfer functions of the Laplace variable by Roger's method. The output feedback control scheme is applied to design the active control system. Using a swept wing model, the performance of the control system is investigated. The geometry of wing planform, control surface size and location are determined by using the Genetic Algorithm. Design objectives are to minimize the control performance index and the root mean square of the gust responses for various airspeed. Numerical results showed substantial improvements in performance index value as well as the root mean square values of the gust responses compared with the baseline wing model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication7th AIAA/USAF/NASA/ISSMO Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
Pages978-986
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 1998
Event7th AIAA/USAF/NASA/ISSMO Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization, 1998 - St. Louis, United States
Duration: Sep 2 1998Sep 4 1998

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Other7th AIAA/USAF/NASA/ISSMO Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization, 1998
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Louis
Period9/2/989/4/98

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Nam, C., Chattopadhyay, A., & Kim, Y. (1998). An optimal wing planform design for aeroelastic control. In 7th AIAA/USAF/NASA/ISSMO Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization (pp. 978-986). American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA.