PreSTo Wing Module Optimization for the Double Trapezoidal Wing

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)

Abstract

This paper explains the Aircraft Preliminary Sizing Tool (PreSTo) developed at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. From the different modules of PreSTo, PreSTo wing, and its sweep angle have been taken as the key feature to explain further. In order to figure out the necessary values for the double trapezoidal wing a loop has been created between the kink chord, inner taper ratio, inboard leading edge sweep angle, and inboard 25 % chord sweep angle. By the end of the loop all the major chords, sweep angles, and taper ratios are calculated and a 2D representation of the wing is given. PreSTo will interact with the user by giving suggestions and during certain parameter conflicts; it can give warning to the user concerning his previous made design choices. Values of wing parameters generated in the wing module are finally stored into PreSTo central database. OpenVSP Connect retrieves values from PreSTo central database and visualizes the aircraft and its wing in 3D with NASA’s tool Open Vehicle Sketch Pad (OpenVSP).

Keywords

Wing module Optimization Trapezoidal wing Presto Open vehicle sketch pad (open VSAP) 

Abbreviations

A

Aspect ratio

AAA

Advanced Aircraft Analysis

ACSYNT

Aircraft Synthesis

AERO

Aircraft Design and Systems Group

APD

Aircraft Preliminary Design

c

Chord (index: t = tip, r = root, k = kink)

CATIA V5

Computer-Aided Three-Dimensional Interactive Application Version 5

CAPDA

Computer Aided Preliminary Design of Aircraft

CEASIOM

Computerized Environment for Aircraft Synthesis and Integrated Optimization Methods

df

Fuselage diameter

FLOPS

Flight Optimization System

GUI

Graphical User Interface

HAW Hamburg

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

MAC

Mean Aerodynamic Chord

OPerA

Optimization in Preliminary Aircraft Design

OpenVSP

Open Vehicle Sketch Pad

PrADO

Preliminary Aircraft Design and Optimization Program

PreSTo

Aircraft Preliminary Sizing Tool

RDS

Raymer Design System

SAS

Simple Aircraft Sizing

yk

Distance between kink chord and fuselage centerline

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Aircraft Design and System Group (AERO)Hamburg University of Applied SciencesHamburgGermany

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