MDAO for aerodynamic assessment of a morphed wing for the loiter segment of a UAV flight mission

Yang, Yosheph
Özgen, Serkan
Yaman, Yavuz
Ciarella, Andrea
Hahn, Marco
Beaverstock, Chris S.
Friswell, Michael I.
In this paper a detailed overview of a framework for an optimization of a morphing wing is presented. The framework presented here aids the design process of a morphing UAV wing which includes the variety of the flight phases and morphing concepts. The framework consists of two main solvers to compute the aerodynamic assessment of the wing: a fast low-fidelity module that solves the aeroelastic problem by coupling a geometrically nonlinear structural model to a potential flow aerodynamic model and a high-fidelity CFD module for detailed RANS simulation. This framework is later applied to the optimization of a morphing UAV wing for the loiter phase of the flight. The wing described in this paper is the focus of the European Union FP7 CHANGE project.


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Y. Yang et al., “MDAO for aerodynamic assessment of a morphed wing for the loiter segment of a UAV flight mission,” presented at the 24th AIAA/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference, 2016, (4 - 08 Ocak 2016), California, Amerika Birleşik Devletleri, 2016, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: