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Experimental and numerical investigations of unsteady aerodynamic derivatives for a generic lambda wing UCAV configuration

Zimper, Dirk and Huber, Kerstin Claudie (2019) Experimental and numerical investigations of unsteady aerodynamic derivatives for a generic lambda wing UCAV configuration. CEAS Aeronautical Journal. Springer. doi: 10.1007/s13272-019-00426-w. ISSN 1869-5582.

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Experimental and numerical investigations have been conducted to analyze the unsteady aerodynamic and flight mechanical behavior of a 53° flying wing configuration representing a generic unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV). The considered vehicle is named SACCON/DLR-F17 and the here presented results have been collected within an internal project of the German Aerospace Center in collaboration with the NATO task group AVT-201 on “Extended Assessment of Reliable Stability & Control Prediction Methods for NATO Air Vehicles”. Both Projects have the aim to conduct studies of an integrated Approach to predict the stability and control characteristics for a generic UCAV configuration based on both experimental and numerical investigations. Systematic investigations have been performed to determine the dynamic derivatives for the longitudinal and lateral motion. A comparison between data of experimental wind tunnel investigations and numerical simulations under real flight conditions is given. In wind tunnel tests, performed in the DNW-NWB wind tunnel, the SACCON configuration was studied at a reduced scale of 1:8 and a Mach number of M∞ = 0.15. Forced oscillation motions were performed during These tests to calculate the dynamic derivatives from force and moment data. For the numerical calculations, the same reduced frequencies were applied with the full-scale configuration under real flight conditions using the RANS method DLR-TAU. The planform aerodynamics is governed by complex non-linear flow phenomena due to leading edge vortex flow Separation at moderate to high angles of attack. Based on the numerical results, an interpretation of the complex vortex flow is given to understand the unsteady flow phenomena for a variety of roll, pitch, and yawing motions.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/129428/
Document Type:Article
Title:Experimental and numerical investigations of unsteady aerodynamic derivatives for a generic lambda wing UCAV configuration
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Zimper, DirkUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5780-5545UNSPECIFIED
Date:5 October 2019
Journal or Publication Title:CEAS Aeronautical Journal
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Series Name:CEAS Aeronautical Journal
Keywords:UCAV, Vortex, CFD, Experiment, Dynamic derivatives, flight physics
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 - Military Technologies (old), L - Flight Physics (old), L - Simulation and Validation (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Program Coordination Defence & Security Research
German-Dutch Windtunnels
Institute for Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Transport Aircraft
Deposited By: Zimper, Dr.-Ing. Dirk
Deposited On:02 Mar 2021 07:18
Last Modified:21 Nov 2023 14:26

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