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Design studies and multi-disciplinary assessment of agile and highly swept flying wing configurations

Liersch, Carsten M. and Schütte, Andreas and Siggel, Martin and Dornwald, Jochen (2020) Design studies and multi-disciplinary assessment of agile and highly swept flying wing configurations. CEAS Aeronautical Journal, 11 (3), pp. 781-802. Springer. doi: 10.1007/s13272-020-00453-y. ISSN 1869-5582.

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This article belongs to a series of publications on the design and assessment of the MULDICON UCAV configuration. MULDICON is a 53° swept flying wing combat aircraft concept, investigated in a common effort between the DLR research project Mephisto and the NATO STO Research Task Group AVT-251. This article focuses on the development of the overall concept starting from its predecessor, the SACCON configuration, and the requirements which had been defined for the MULDICON design task. A second focus is placed on the investigation of the vortex-dominated flow topology arising around such a configuration and its sensitivity to specific geometric changes. Furthermore, the article briefly introduces the DLR conceptual aircraft design system and the extensions which have been developed for improving its capabilities for UCAV assessment. Finally, an industrial view on the MULDICON design task is provided, as well as a conclusion of the Mephisto results and an outlook upon further work.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/138809/
Document Type:Article
Title:Design studies and multi-disciplinary assessment of agile and highly swept flying wing configurations
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Liersch, Carsten M.UNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6417-6732UNSPECIFIED
Siggel, MartinUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3952-4659UNSPECIFIED
Date:18 May 2020
Journal or Publication Title:CEAS Aeronautical Journal
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 781-802
Keywords:Conceptual aircraft design Flying wing Vortex-dominated flow Mephisto SACCON MULDICON
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)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute for Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Transport Aircraft
Deposited By: Liersch, Carsten M.
Deposited On:01 Dec 2020 07:45
Last Modified:01 Dec 2020 07:45

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