aeroelastic tailoring

aeroelastic tailoring

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Two examples of aeroelastic tailoring. In the case on the top composite wing structures are used to meet the needs of forward swept wing. In the case at the bottom variable camber is used on the leading and trailing edges of the wing to overcome twisting and deformation of the wing during maneuvers.
A design technique for aerodynamic surfaces in which the strength and stiffness is matched with the likely aerodynamic loads that may be imposed on it.
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One study focused on aeroelastic tailoring of an Indy car rear spoiler to reduce drag at high speeds and maximize downforce at low speeds [1].
Patil, "Aeroelastic tailoring of composite box beams," in Proceedings of the 35th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, NV, USA.
As one of the approaches to solve the problem, aeroelastic tailoring techniques has been applied to the optimal design of composite wing structures [3, 4].
For aeroelastic tailoring, this becomes more concerned since such calculation is usually conducted in the gradient calculation of each design variable and each iterative cycle in a traditional optimization process.
However, when more detailed structure optimization such as aeroelastic tailoring is required, dynamic response result is required in each iteration step or more frequently.
In [91] the frequency domain techniques developed by Theodorsen adapted to investigate aeroelastic stability of a MW-size blade with and without aeroelastic tailoring. Results indicate that the predicted flutter speed of a MW-sized blade is slightly greater than twice the operational speed of the rotor.