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Gust response: a validation experiment and preliminary numerical simulations

Mai, Holger and Neumann, Jens and Hennings, Holger (2011) Gust response: a validation experiment and preliminary numerical simulations. In: Proceedings "IFASD 2011". IFASD 2011 - 15th International Forum on Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics, 27 - 30 June 2011, Paris, Frankreich.

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In this paper the experimental setup and first results for a gust generator experiment will be presented. The experiment was carried out in the transonic wind-tunnel facility in Goettingen (DNW-TWG). The first goal of the experiment was to answer the question, whether it is possible to induce an unsteady flow field with a rigid moving profile as a gust generator. Furthermore the main objective of the experiment was the understanding of the physical phenomena of an impacting gust on an elastic structure. For that purpose a new set-up has been constructed and built, which allows the investigation of two subsequent airfoil-models in the flow of the wind tunnel. The first airfoil is active and should produce a generic gust. The second model located downstream is passive and responds to the unsteady load changes induced by the moving active profile. For a first investigation, amplitudes and frequencies were varied as well as the vertical position of both airfoils relative to each other. The experiment was conducted to deliver a comprehensive data base for validating the DLR in-house fluid-structure-interaction software “PyCSM” which has been developed for aeroelastic simulations in time domain. In order to support the experiment in the preparation phase, fluid-structure-interaction simulations in time domain have been carried out. These simulations mainly show the response amplitudes expected for the passive wing. For that purpose the DLR TAU Code for the calculation of the steady and unsteady aerodynamic loads and a finite element shell model have been used.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/70264/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Gust response: a validation experiment and preliminary numerical simulations
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings "IFASD 2011"
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:gust simulation, forced response, fluid-structure interaction, wind-tunnel experiment
Event Title:IFASD 2011 - 15th International Forum on Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics
Event Location:Paris, Frankreich
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:27 - 30 June 2011
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:other
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - no assignment (old)
Location: Göttingen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aeroelasticity
Deposited By: Erdmann, Daniela
Deposited On:03 Nov 2011 12:02
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:32

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