Model based preliminary design and optimization of aircrafts

2022-8
Özdemir, Mustafa
This study aims to create an interdisciplinary, multi-level design approach that is based on six degrees of freedom mathematical model. The model provides all disciplines to communicate with each other simultaneously, thanks to an automated process chain system. The main advantage of automatization of analyses for the design process is observing interdisciplinary effects clearly without wasting time and money. Instead of using only empirical relations, in this study, calculations are originating from trim and simulation analyses that are based on the equation of motions. Trim and simulation capability provides to increase the diversity of the analyses which can be considered in early design phases such as stability and control. However, these analyses require an integrated mathematical flight dynamic model, which is capable to solve analytical and differential equations numerically. This study explains how the model structure is created to perform analysis in the design and optimization process of the fixed-wing propeller-driven aircrafts. Throughout the whole design process, the methodologies which are followed up for the analyses and optimization, are reported. Besides investigating aircraft design methodologies, the model validation processes are also included to the study.

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Citation Formats
M. Özdemir, “Model based preliminary design and optimization of aircrafts,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2022.