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European Benchmark on Numerical Prediction of Stability and Control derivatives.

Mialon, B. and Ben Kehli, S. and Hübner, A.-R. and Jouhaud, J.-C. and Rogé, G. and Hitzel, S. and Badcock, K. and Eliasson, P. and Khrabov, A. and Lahuta, M (2009) European Benchmark on Numerical Prediction of Stability and Control derivatives. 27th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, 22.-25. Jun. 2009, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

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Reliable prediction of flight dynamic criteria is conditioned by a satisfactory prediction of aerodynamic static and dynamic derivatives. A numerical benchmark has been conducted within the framework of the European Project SimSAC “Simulating Aircraft Stability And Control Characteristics for Use in Conceptual Design”. The objective was to establish the ability as well as the productivity of different tools to predict stability and control derivatives. Different levels of fidelity have been included, from quasi-steady VLM to fully unsteady RANS solvers. The numerical data have been compared to experimental ones, on the DLR-F12 generic civil aircraft. It has been wind-tunnel tested during the project, with several forced-motion oscillations; the data base includes unsteady pressures (not analysed in this paper). The study confirms that an increase in fidelity level allows for a better estimation of dynamic derivatives. VLM tools can give very satisfactory results but are very sensitive to the geometry/mesh input data. All the quasi-steady CFD approaches give very comparable results (robustness) on steady dynamic derivatives. However, they do not allow for the prediction of unsteady components of the dynamic derivatives (so called damping derivatives): this can be done with either a fully unsteady approach (with a time-marching scheme) or with Frequency Domain solvers, both of them giving very comparable results.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:European Benchmark on Numerical Prediction of Stability and Control derivatives.
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Mialon, B.Onera
Ben Kehli, S.Onera
Hübner, A.-R.DLR-BS-AS-KE
Jouhaud, J.-C.CERFACS
Hitzel, S.EADS-MAS
Badcock, K.Uni-Liverpool
Eliasson, P.FOI, Swedish Defense Research Agency
Khrabov, A.TsAGI
Lahuta, MVZLU
Date:22 June 2009
Refereed publication:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Stability and Control, SimSAC, unsteady aerodynamics, DLR-F12 model
Event Title:27th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference
Event Location:San Antonio, Texas, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:22.-25. Jun. 2009
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L - no assignement
DLR - Research theme (Project):L -- no assignement
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Configuration Design
Deposited By: Andreas-Rene Hübner
Deposited On:15 Jan 2010 10:17
Last Modified:15 Jan 2010 10:17

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