Numerical Study of the Influence of Dynamic Pressure and Deflected Ailerons on the Deformation of a High Speed Wing Model

  • C. Braun
  • A. Boucke
  • J. Ballmann
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The aerodynamic performance, maneuverability and flight stability of air-crafts operating in the transonic regime are highly dependent on the deformation of their wings under aerodynamic loads. The accurate prediction of aeroelastic properties, such as aeroelastic equilibrium configurations under cruise conditions, is therefore crucial in early design stages. Due to increasing computer power and further development of numerical methods, direct numerical aeroelastic simulation, in which the governing equations for the fluid and the structure are solved consistently in time, has become feasible.


Mach Number Wind Tunnel Wing Shape Wind Tunnel Model High Dynamic Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Braun
    • 1
  • A. Boucke
    • 1
  • J. Ballmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehr- und Forschunsgebiet für MechanikRWTH AachenAachenGermany

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