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Structural Sizing of a Rotorcraft Fuselage using an Integrated Design Approach

Schwinn, Dominik and Weiand, Peter and Schmid, Matthias and Buchwald, Michel (2018) Structural Sizing of a Rotorcraft Fuselage using an Integrated Design Approach. 31st Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 09.-14. Sep. 2018, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasilien.

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Abstract

Many years the primary design objective of new helicopters was the design of the main rotor(s). Within the last couple of years, this approach has changed into an assessment of all helicopter components as an overall system, thus turning rotorcraft design into a highly interdisciplinary process. Aerodynamics, flight mechanics, structural evaluation, etc. strongly affect each other and these mutual influences are taken into account from the very first design stages. However, weight prediction in early stages still represents an essential part of the design process as it determines the basic properties of the rotorcraft. Due to its function to carry crew and payload as well as to serve as the central mounting for all components, the fuselage represents a major part of the rotorcraft, therefore the structural design of the fuselage airframe constitutes a significant factor of the rotorcraft design at preliminary level.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/121835/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Structural Sizing of a Rotorcraft Fuselage using an Integrated Design Approach
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Schwinn, Dominikdominik.schwinn (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2341-9632
Weiand, PeterPeter.Weiand (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schmid, Matthiasmatthias.schmid (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Buchwald, MichelMichel.Buchwald (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2018
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:rotorcraft integrated design; multidisciplinary design optimization; airframe structural sizing; weight estimation
Event Title:31st Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences
Event Location:Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasilien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:09.-14. Sep. 2018
Organizer:International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences
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 - Structures and Materials, L - The Innovative Rotorcraft
Location: Braunschweig , Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Structures and Design > Structural Integrity
Institute of Flight Systems > Rotorcraft
Institute for Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Helicopter, BS
Deposited By: Schwinn, Dominik
Deposited On:15 Nov 2018 10:26
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:19

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