An aerodynamic parametric study of large aspect-ratio wings with distributed propulsion for conceptual airframe definition

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Abstract

A sensitivity study is presented aiming to explore the impact of different propeller-based distributed propulsion solutions on the aerodynamic performance of a large aspect-ratio wing airframe. The study will develop an aerodynamic surrogate using adaptive high-dimensional model representation and Kriging to: 1) identify the design parameters in the integration of a distributed propulsion system and large aspect-ratio wing configurations that have the largest impact on the aerodynamic characteristics of the wing and 2) quantify the impact of these parameters at a level relevant for the conceptual design of unconventional aircraft configurations integrating these technologies. The analysis will consider large aspect-ratio strut-braced wings with the added interest in assessing the role of the wing strut in the aerodynamic behaviour of such configurations
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA SCITECH 2024 Forum
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jan 2024

Keywords

  • propeller-based distributed propulsion solutions
  • aerodynamic surrogate
  • wing strut

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