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Aerodynamic shaping design and vortical flow design aspects of a 53deg swept flying wing configuration

Schütte, Andreas and Vormweg, Jan and Maye, Ryan and Jeans, Tiger (2018) Aerodynamic shaping design and vortical flow design aspects of a 53deg swept flying wing configuration. In: AIAA AVIATION 2018 - Applied Aerodynamics Conference. AIAA Aviation Forum and Exposition, 25.-29. Juni 2018, Atlanta, GA, USA. doi: 10.2514/6.2018-2841.

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The current article provides a contribution for the aerodynamic and vortical flow design aspects on a 53° swept flying wing UCAV configuration. For the study the DLR RANS solver DLR-TAU and the US Air Force RANS Solver Cobalt have been applied to assess the aerodynamic performance of various design stages and to assess the vortical flow physics. The design studies are part a NATO STO/AVT-251 research group on ”Multi-disciplinary design and performance assessment of effective, agile NATO air vehicles”. The present design studies provide the influence of applied airfoils and leading edge contour shapes on the flow physics and aerodynamic behavior applied to a given flying wing plan form. The investigations are assessing the performance by means of the considered boundary conditions given by the research group as well as the influence of the vortical flow at medium to high angle of attack on the stability and control behavior. Finally, the study is extended to assess to what extent the integration of an engine inlet and outlet is affecting the aerodynamic behavior and flow topology over the flying wing configuration.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/120833/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Aerodynamic shaping design and vortical flow design aspects of a 53deg swept flying wing configuration
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Date:June 2018
Journal or Publication Title:AIAA AVIATION 2018 - Applied Aerodynamics Conference
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Series Name:AIAA-Paper 2018-2841
Keywords:UCAV, Vortex Flow, CFD, Aerodynamics, CFD, Design
Event Title:AIAA Aviation Forum and Exposition
Event Location:Atlanta, GA, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:25.-29. Juni 2018
Organizer:AIAA - The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
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 - Military Technologies (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute for Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Transport Aircraft
Deposited By: Schütte, Andreas
Deposited On:10 Jul 2018 16:18
Last Modified:10 Jul 2018 16:18

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