Interval analysis-based flutter analysis of airplane wings

Singiresu S. Rao, Luna Majumder

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Abstract

Modern aircrafts require improved performance and maneuverability while they conduct the missions. The flutter, an aeroelastic phenomenon is one of the important situations that limit the aircraft speed. Furthermore, for aircraft operated at high speed, many uncertainties may exist in its structural and aerodynamics characteristics. Especially, a slight change in the wing structural mode may induce a variation in its aerodynamic force distribution. In this work, an interval-based approach is used to handle the uncertainties associated with the flutter analysis. The set-theoretic representation of uncertainty is motivated by a possible lack of detailed probabilistic information on the distributions of the parameters. The analysis procedure is performed on an aircraft wing structure using finite element idealization and the results have shown the effectiveness and feasibility of the interval method. The order of the aerodynamic, mass and stiffness matrices of the assembled structures is reduced by introducing the first few natural modes of the structure as generalized coordinates. System equivalent reduction expansion process is used for model reduction which uses the generalized inverse and carries information pertaining to the selected modes at the selected set of degrees of freedoms. The system equivalent reduction formulation allows the reduction process to preserve the dynamics of the full system in a reduced set of matrices. Thus the order of the eigenvalue problem in the flutter analysis is reduced to one-third of the corresponding statics problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2012
Pages103-112
Number of pages10
EditionPARTS A AND B
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
EventASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2012 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Aug 12 2012Aug 12 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
NumberPARTS A AND B
Volume1

Other

OtherASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2012
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period8/12/128/12/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Rao, S. S., & Majumder, L. (2012). Interval analysis-based flutter analysis of airplane wings. In ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2012 (PARTS A AND B ed., pp. 103-112). (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; Vol. 1, No. PARTS A AND B). https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2012-71207