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Integration Aspects of the Collaborative Aero-Structural Design of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Walther, Jan-Niclas and Gastaldi, Alessandro-Augusto and Maierl, Reinhold and Jungo, Aidan and Zhang, Mengmeng (2018) Integration Aspects of the Collaborative Aero-Structural Design of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. DLRK 2018, 2018-09-04 - 2018-09-06, Friedrichshafen, Deutchland. (Submitted)

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Overall aircraft design is a complex multidisciplinary process, which requires knowledge from many different fields such as structures, aerodynamics, systems and propulsion. For unconventional configurations lacking an empirical knowledge base, higher fidelity physics-based methods provided by highly specialized Groups of experts are required to reliably estimate the feasibility of a new design concept. Following this premise, a collaborative workflow to perform an aero-structural design optimization of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) design has been established as part of the AGILE project [1]. The disciplinary competences are provided by several partners based in various locations across Europe. Whereas the structural expertise is provided by Airbus Defence and Space, the CFD competence is provided by Airinnova and CFS Engineering, who also perform the analysis. The missing interfaces between the individual partners, as well as the overall integration are handled by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) Institute of System Architectures in Aeronautics, which also contributes the Common Parametric Aircraft Configuration Schema (CPACS) [2, 3], the common source data structure for the model generation. This paper details the integration tasks performed at DLR. An algorithm for load and displacement transfer between non-matching meshes has been implemented using radial basis functions [4, 5]. Furthermore, an executable workflow has been assembled using the Remote Component Environment (RCE) [6, 7] developed at DLR, which allows each partner to expose their competence as a callable service. The functionality of the workflow is demonstrated by performing the optimization on a set of design variations of the baseline configuration of the UAV.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/123676/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Integration Aspects of the Collaborative Aero-Structural Design of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Walther, Jan-NiclasUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5738-658XUNSPECIFIED
Gastaldi, Alessandro-AugustoAirbus Defence and SpaceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Maierl, ReinholdAirbus Defence and SpaceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:4 September 2018
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Multidisciplinary Optimization; Fluid-Structure-Interaction; Structural Optimization; Preliminary Aircraft Design; Collaborative Design; CPACS; AGILE project
Event Title:DLRK 2018
Event Location:Friedrichshafen, Deutchland
Event Type:national Conference
Event Start Date:4 September 2018
Event End Date:6 September 2018
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 - Concepts and Integration (old)
Location: Hamburg
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of System Architectures in Aeronautics > Aircraft Design and System Integration
Deposited By: Walther, Jan-Niclas
Deposited On:21 Jan 2019 09:03
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:27

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