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Virtual Flight Testing with VIRTTAC-Castor: New Capabilities and Flight Envelope Definition

Deiler, Christoph and Fezans, Nicolas (2019) Virtual Flight Testing with VIRTTAC-Castor: New Capabilities and Flight Envelope Definition. DLRK 2019, 30. Sept. - 02. Okt. 2019, Darmstadt, Deutschland.

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Abstract

This paper presents the newest release (v0.52-beta) of the VIRTTAC-Castor flight dynamical simulation model. VIRTTAC-Castor is the first model of a larger family, VIRTTAC (Virtual Test Aircraft), developed at the DLR Institute of Flight Systems and freely available on GitHub. These models are black boxes in order to put the users in the situation of a flight test engineer who does not have access to the model equations or parameters but can only test the complete aircraft system as a whole. The VIRTTAC-Castor configuration is a 100-passenger twin-engine high-wing T-tail transport aircraft. The novelties introduced with this new version include the first versions of two fault/abnormal scenarios: a wing icing case and actuator jamming for one or more primary control surfaces (elevators, ailerons, or rudder). In addition to introducing these new features, the paper also provides new information regarding the operational flight envelope (e.g. service ceiling, VMO, MMO, VFE for each configuration).

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/129104/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Virtual Flight Testing with VIRTTAC-Castor: New Capabilities and Flight Envelope Definition
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Deiler, ChristophFT-FDShttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7143-2631
Fezans, NicolasNicolas.Fezans (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4351-3474
Date:2 October 2019
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:VIRTTAC, Flight Dynamics, Flight Envelope, Icing, Actuator Faults
Event Title:DLRK 2019
Event Location:Darmstadt, Deutschland
Event Type:national Conference
Event Dates:30. Sept. - 02. Okt. 2019
Organizer:DGLR
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 - Flight Physics, L - Simulation and Validation
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Systems > Flight Dynamics and Simulation
Deposited By: Fezans, Nicolas
Deposited On:14 Jan 2020 17:25
Last Modified:14 Jan 2020 17:25

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