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Development of a Medium/Long-Haul Reference Aircraft

Fröhler, Benjamin and Häßy, Jannik and Abu-Zurayk, Mohammad (2022) Development of a Medium/Long-Haul Reference Aircraft. Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress 2022, 2022-09-27 - 2022-09-29, Dresden, Germany. (Unpublished)

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For the evaluation of future aircraft architectures or novel technologies, a well-understood and sound reference to compare to is essential to prove the impact of intended changes. A reference aircraft serves as a basis for calibration of the aircraft and is used as a starting point for subsequent investigations, sensitivity studies or optimizations. The prime need for such a reference arose from the European Clean-Sky-2 project HLFCWin (Hybrid Laminar Flow Control - Wing), where no industrial reference data for a conventional aircraft was available. The project investigates a HLFC system integrated into the wing aiming to reduce the wing drag and consequently reducing the fuel consumption. Therefore, this paper presents the D300-XRF1 designed by DLR, which is based on the AIRBUS research aircraft XRF1 (eXternal Research Forum). It is intended to be used as a reference aircraft database representing aircraft for medium- and long-range missions. A variable fidelity multidisciplinary design analysis and optimization (MDAO) aircraft design environment is setup to provide a consistent estimate of the geometry, mass breakdown, propulsion system, aerodynamics and aircraft performance. A conceptual aircraft design tool is utilized in the aircraft design environment to initialize the process, and higher fidelity modules are used to enhance the results. The presented results describe the overall aircraft characteristics of the D300-XRF1 based on 2010 entry into service technology level and is offered to be used as a reference within the aviation research community, hopefully reducing similar design efforts in other research projects. The aircraft operates at a design cruise Mach number of 0.83, has a design range of 5500 NM and transports a payload of 31.5 t (300 PAX at 105 kg/PAX). The D300-XRF1 serves as a consistent reference aircraft database and provides a holistic overview of the aircraft's performance that has been presented to and approved by AIRBUS. Therefore, this reference aircraft design can be used for future studies and to assess new technologies on a sophisticated level.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/189955/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Development of a Medium/Long-Haul Reference Aircraft
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Fröhler, BenjaminUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5695-1671UNSPECIFIED
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:AIRBUS XRF1; Multidisciplinary Design Analysis and Optimization (MDAO); Conceptual Aircraft design
Event Title:Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress 2022
Event Location:Dresden, Germany
Event Type:national Conference
Event Start Date:27 September 2022
Event End Date:29 September 2022
Organizer:Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt - Lilienthal-Oberth e.V.
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Efficient Vehicle
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L EV - Efficient Vehicle
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Aircraft Technologies and Integration
Location: Hamburg
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of System Architectures in Aeronautics > Automation, Energy and Saftey
Institute of Propulsion Technology > Engine
Institute for Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > CASE, BS
Deposited By: Fröhler, Benjamin
Deposited On:14 Nov 2022 07:40
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:51

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