A novel computational approach for static aeroelastic analysis of metal and composite wings in transonic flows is proposed. Static aeroelastic analysis is often performed coupling beam/plate structural formulations with low-fidelity inviscid and irrotational aerodynamics. When high subsonic, transonic or supersonic regimes are met, low-fidelity aerodynamics is unable to accurately describe flow separation, viscous phenomena, and/or shock waves, unless suitable corrections are considered. This work combines the use of a variable-order kinematics structural model with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), with the aim of developing a flexible computational aeroelastic framework. In particular, the structural model is based on the Carrera Unified Formulation and Equivalent Plate Modelling, whose governing equations are then solved through the Finite Element Method. The CFD analysis is performed using the high-fidelity open-source software SU2. The fluid-structure interaction is captured resorting to an energetic approach based on the Moving Least Squares patch technique. The generality and flexibility of the developed tool is demonstrated considering: the structural analysis of a wing exhibiting taper ratio, sweep angle, spars and ribs; the aeroelastic static analysis of a transonic AGARD 445.6 wing;and a prototype aeroelastic tailoring study on a composite wing. Comparison with available literature results confirms the robustness of the approach.

Grifò, M., Gulizzi, V., Milazzo, A., Da Ronch, A., Benedetti, I. (2023). High-fidelity aeroelastic transonic analysis using higher-order structural models. COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, 321 [10.1016/j.compstruct.2023.117315].

High-fidelity aeroelastic transonic analysis using higher-order structural models

Gulizzi, V;Milazzo, A;Benedetti, I
2023-10-01

Abstract

A novel computational approach for static aeroelastic analysis of metal and composite wings in transonic flows is proposed. Static aeroelastic analysis is often performed coupling beam/plate structural formulations with low-fidelity inviscid and irrotational aerodynamics. When high subsonic, transonic or supersonic regimes are met, low-fidelity aerodynamics is unable to accurately describe flow separation, viscous phenomena, and/or shock waves, unless suitable corrections are considered. This work combines the use of a variable-order kinematics structural model with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), with the aim of developing a flexible computational aeroelastic framework. In particular, the structural model is based on the Carrera Unified Formulation and Equivalent Plate Modelling, whose governing equations are then solved through the Finite Element Method. The CFD analysis is performed using the high-fidelity open-source software SU2. The fluid-structure interaction is captured resorting to an energetic approach based on the Moving Least Squares patch technique. The generality and flexibility of the developed tool is demonstrated considering: the structural analysis of a wing exhibiting taper ratio, sweep angle, spars and ribs; the aeroelastic static analysis of a transonic AGARD 445.6 wing;and a prototype aeroelastic tailoring study on a composite wing. Comparison with available literature results confirms the robustness of the approach.
ott-2023
Settore ING-IND/04 - Costruzioni E Strutture Aerospaziali
Grifò, M., Gulizzi, V., Milazzo, A., Da Ronch, A., Benedetti, I. (2023). High-fidelity aeroelastic transonic analysis using higher-order structural models. COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, 321 [10.1016/j.compstruct.2023.117315].
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