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WIND TUNNEL AND SIMULATION AND “REAL” FLIGHT OF ADVANCED COMBAT AIRCRAFT – AN INDUSTRIAL PERSPECTIVE

Zimper, Dirk and Hitzel, Stephan (2016) WIND TUNNEL AND SIMULATION AND “REAL” FLIGHT OF ADVANCED COMBAT AIRCRAFT – AN INDUSTRIAL PERSPECTIVE. Other. STO-TR-AVT-201, 26 S. NATO Science & Technology Organization.

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Abstract

An industrial view on experimental and numerical investigations related to advanced combat aircraft needs is given. Combat aircraft designs e.g. similar to the STO-AVT-201 generic configuration are limited in their aerodynamic shaping due to signature restrictions. Especially for stability and control their aerodynamic characteristics have to rely on the smart exploitation of the realistic in-depth understanding of complex flow-interactions. A critical comparison in between experimental and numerical results under wind tunnel conditions and real flight numerical simulations is presented. The Reynolds and Mach number influence on the aerodynamic behavior together with the development of the complex flowfields around generic UCAV configurations at transonic speed, medium and high angles of attack conditions is discussed. Static CFD results of forces and moments as well as the flow structure of the longitudinal and lateral flow conditions are compared to wind-tunnel measurements. Here combat aircraft and flying-wing type UCAV flow-phenomena of such as separation emerging at round and sharp leading-edges into interacting vortex flows are shown. Also their possible development at transonic conditions causing interacting shock-systems are addressed. Additionally applied trailing-edge control surfaces are considered. While wind-tunnel (low) Reynolds-number, subsonic conditions are thought economic they may be far off flight (high) Reynolds-number and realistic high subsonic and transonic Mach-number speeds. Therefore also free-flight, full-scale conditions have been prepared to probe the possible differences with the experimental and numerical investigations of the design and early development process of future shapes. This will show the sensitivity and possible basic uncertainty of the stability & control investigations of modern combat aircraft due to insufficient full-scale, free-flight knowledge.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/111027/
Document Type:Monograph (Other)
Title:WIND TUNNEL AND SIMULATION AND “REAL” FLIGHT OF ADVANCED COMBAT AIRCRAFT – AN INDUSTRIAL PERSPECTIVE
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Zimper, DirkDirk.Zimper (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5780-5545
Hitzel, Stephanairbus defense & space gmbhUNSPECIFIED
Date:11 November 2016
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.14339/STO-TR-AVT-201
Number of Pages:26
Editors:
EditorsEmail
UNSPECIFIEDNATO Science & Technology Organization
Publisher:NATO Science & Technology Organization
Series Name:Technical Report
ISBN:978-92-837-2079-9
Status:Published
Keywords:UCAV; UAV; Air Vehicle; Aerodynamik, Flugdynamik, experimental investigations, Windkanaluntersuchungen, CFD, Validation, Validierung, Reynoldszahl, full-scale conditions, numerical investigations
Institution:NATO Science & Technology Organization
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:fixed-wing aircraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Flight Physics, L - Military Technologies, L - Concepts and Integration
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Program Coordination Defence & Security Research
Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology
Deposited By: Zimper, Dr.-Ing. Dirk
Deposited On:21 Feb 2017 10:53
Last Modified:21 Feb 2017 10:53

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