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Generating potential actuation architectures for multifunctional flight control surfaces using a Design Structure Matrix clustering algorithm

Akoto Chama, Leonel and Bertram, Oliver (2018) Generating potential actuation architectures for multifunctional flight control surfaces using a Design Structure Matrix clustering algorithm. CEAS Aeronautical Journal, pp. 1-25. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/s13272-018-0332-1 ISSN 1869-5590

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13272-018-0332-1

Abstract

Driven by the need for more ecofriendly air transport impact on the environment, the evolution of flight control systems is tailored towards the design of multifunctional systems (e.g., the flaps, which are typically used for providing high lift, could additionally be used for roll control, or for span-wise lift distribution to reduce wing loads). The subsystems which actuate the control surfaces are very complex, composed of hundreds of components working together. Designing new concepts to accommodate the multifunctional flight control requirements is a complex and demanding task. Using Design Structure Matrix methods for generating alternative system architectures is a promising way for extensively exploring the solution space, not restricted to the boundaries of limited modifications of existing solutions. Thus, this paper demonstrates the possibility of using a hierarchical stochastic Design Structure Matrix clustering method, together with a multifunctional requirement, to generate alternative actuation system architectures. It is shown that, with this approach, near-optimal architectures based on multifunctional requirements can be generated and alternatives can be evaluated for system-level impact. In this study, different architectures are created, and the top 3 analyzed based on their success in achieving the multifunctional requirement. This study demonstrates the possibility of generating alternative actuation system concepts optimized for multifunctional requirements, not limited to small local improvements of existing

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/124969/
Document Type:Article
Title:Generating potential actuation architectures for multifunctional flight control surfaces using a Design Structure Matrix clustering algorithm
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Akoto Chama, LeonelLeonel.Akoto (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Bertram, Oliveroliver.bertram (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:24 September 2018
Journal or Publication Title:CEAS Aeronautical Journal
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.1007/s13272-018-0332-1
Page Range:pp. 1-25
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Henke, RolfUNSPECIFIED
Schilgerius, Silviasilvia.schilgerius@springer.at
Hillenherms, CorneliaUNSPECIFIED
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1869-5590
Status:Published
Keywords:Aircraft, High lift, Actuation Systems, Design structure matrix Architecture Clustering, Hierarchy Preliminary design
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 - Systems and Cabin
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Systems > Safety Critical Systems&Systems Engineering
Deposited By: Akoto, Leonel Chama
Deposited On:13 Dec 2018 10:40
Last Modified:13 Dec 2018 10:40

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