Aeroelastic Analysis of Wings in the Transonic Regime: Planform’s Influence on the Dynamic Instability

This paper presents a study of transonic wings whose planform shape is curved. Using fluid structure interaction analyses, the dynamic instability conditions were investigated by including the effects of the transonic flow field around oscillating wings. To compare the dynamic aeroelastic characteristics of the curved wing configuration, numerical analyses were carried out on a conventional swept wing and on a curved planform wing. The results confirm that, for a curved planform wing, the dynamic instability condition occurs at higher flight speed if compared to a traditional swept wing with similar profiles, aspect ratio, angle of sweep at root, similar structural layout, and similar mass. A curved wing lifting system could thus improve the performances of future aircrafts.

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    • © 2016 Mario Rosario Chiarelli and Salvatore Bonomo.
  • Authors:
    • Chiarelli, Mario Rosario
    • Bonomo, Salvatore
  • Publication Date: 2016


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  • Accession Number: 01603796
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 2016 4:29PM