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Flight Performance Calculation of Rotorcraft in the Conceptual Design Phase

Buchwald, Michel and Weiand, Peter and Schwinn, Dominik and Schmid, Matthias (2018) Flight Performance Calculation of Rotorcraft in the Conceptual Design Phase. Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress 2018, 04.-06. Sep. 2018, Friedrichshafen.

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Rotorcraft design involves different disciplines within the aeronautical sciences and due to that it is a highly challenging and complex process. During the last years the German Aerospace Center (DLR) developed an integrated design framework within internal projects. The simulation environment RCE (Remote Component Environment) is used which allows coupling of tools developed by various institutes and distributed calculation on different servers. Therefore, it is possible to place the tools on the hosting institutes for administration and maintenance purposes but still being able to use the tools during the design process. The flight performance calculation is one of the main parts within a sizing loop. To analyze the flight mechanic properties the simulation tool HOST (Helicopter Overall Simulation Tool) developed by Airbus Helicopters was implemented into the process. This paper presents the implementation of HOST into the distributed design environment and the execution of flight performance calculations. The results of the iteration of the required range with the adaption of fuel mass are also shown. Finally, a comparison of a simulation model generated during the presented design process with a validated HOST model is shown.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/121683/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Flight Performance Calculation of Rotorcraft in the Conceptual Design Phase
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Weiand, PeterUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0964-6225UNSPECIFIED
Schwinn, DominikUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2341-9632UNSPECIFIED
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Rotorcraft design; flight performance; conceptual and preliminary design; fuel estimation; high velocity configurations
Event Title:Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress 2018
Event Location:Friedrichshafen
Event Type:national Conference
Event Dates:04.-06. Sep. 2018
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:rotorcraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L RR - Rotorcraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - The Innovative Rotorcraft (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Systems > Rotorcraft
Institute of Structures and Design > Structural Integrity
Institute for Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Helicopter, BS
Deposited By: Buchwald, Michel
Deposited On:13 Sep 2018 11:49
Last Modified:29 Mar 2023 00:38

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