Variable-state design parameters in the design of aero-structures made of intrinsically smart materials

Alireza Maheri, A. T. Isikveren

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Abstract

The aerodynamic performance of aero-structures made of intrinsically smart materials, such as aeroelastic tailored wings and blades, cannot be obtained unless their material properties and structural characteristics are also known. The aerodynamic design of these structures is a naturally integrated design problem in which the set of design parameters comprises both aerodynamic and structural characteristics of the aero-structure. This paper references the inevitable problems arising when adopting an integrated design approach, suggesting an alternative approach for design of these structures. The concept of Variable State Design Parameters (VSDP) is introduced in this paper and it is explained how VSDP can be employed to convert the traditional integrated design process of intrinsically smart aero-structures, to a decoupled and hence computationally efficient design process. Through a design case study the practicality and efficiency of the new approach have been demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHIGH PERFORMANCE STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS IV
EditorsWP DeWilde, CA Brebbia
PublisherWIT PRESS/COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS PUBLICATIONS
Pages421-430
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-1-84564-106-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event4th International Conference on High Performance Structures and Materials - Algarve, Portugal
Duration: 1 May 2008 → …

Publication series

NameWIT TRANSACTIONS ON THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
PublisherWIT PRESS/COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS PUBLICATIONS
Volume97
ISSN (Print)1746-4498

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on High Performance Structures and Materials
CountryPortugal
CityAlgarve
Period1/05/08 → …

Keywords

  • Variable State Design Parameter
  • smart structures
  • elastic coupling
  • aeroelastic tailoring
  • deign decoupling
  • TURBINE ADAPTIVE BLADES
  • WIND TURBINE
  • STRUCTURE SIMULATION
  • MORPHING AIRCRAFT

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