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Collaborative understanding of disciplinary correlations using a low-fidelity physics based aerospace toolkit

Moerland, Erwin and Becker, Richard-Gregor and Nagel, Björn (2013) Collaborative understanding of disciplinary correlations using a low-fidelity physics based aerospace toolkit. In: 4th CEAS Air & Space conference, pp. 395-406. Linköping University Electronic Press. CEAS 2013, 2013-09-16 - 2013-09-18, Linköping, Sweden. ISBN 978-91-7519-519-3.


Official URL: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-99581


Covering all relevant physical effects and mutual influences during aircraft preliminary design at a sufficient level of fidelity necessitates simultaneous consideration of a large number of disciplines. This requires an approach in which teams of engineers apply their analysis tools and knowledge to collaboratively approach design challenges. In the current work, recent technical advancements of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in data and workflow management are utilized for establishing a toolbox containing elementary disciplinary analysis modules. This toolbox is focussed on providing fast overall aircraft design capabilities. The incorporated empirical and physics based tools of low fidelity level can be used for setting up modular design workflows, tailored for the design cases under consideration. This allows the involved engineers to identify initial design trends at a low computational effort. Furthermore, areas of common physical affinity are identified, serving as a basis for communication and for incorporating tools of higher fidelity in later phases of the design process. Clear visualisation methods aid in efficiently translating knowledge between the involved engineers within the identified areas of common affinity. A system-of-systems approach is established by applying the elementary aircraft design toolbox for the establishment of requirement catalogues for engine preliminary design. The engine designers at their turn deliver initial performance correlations for application in the aircraft design toolbox. In this way, a clear synergy is established between the design of both the airframe and power plant. Using this approach, engineers of different technical backgrounds share their knowledge in a collaborative design approach. The use case guiding the present work involves a conventional short to medium range aircraft sent at half the design range. The wing area and aspect ratio are varied to investigate the influence on the engine requirements catalogue for this particular mission.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/84399/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Collaborative understanding of disciplinary correlations using a low-fidelity physics based aerospace toolkit
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Moerland, ErwinUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4818-936XUNSPECIFIED
Date:16 September 2013
Journal or Publication Title:4th CEAS Air & Space conference
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 395-406
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press
Keywords:Collaborative Design, Multidisciplinary Design and Analysis, Knowledge Management, CPACS, RCE
Event Title:CEAS 2013
Event Location:Linköping, Sweden
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:16 September 2013
Event End Date:18 September 2013
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Aircraft Research (old)
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Concepts & Integration (old), L - Simulation & Validation (old)
Location: Köln-Porz , Hamburg
Institutes and Institutions:Air Transport Operations > Integrated Aircraft Design
Institute of Propulsion Technology > Engine
Deposited By: Moerland, Erwin
Deposited On:13 Nov 2013 07:47
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 19:50

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