Shock Control Bumps on Flexible and Trimmed Transport Aircraft in Transonic Flow
Shock control bumps are a means to reduce wave drag that occurs at the upper limit of civil transport aircrafts flight envelope. An SCB was optimized for and applied to the rigid wing-body DLR F11 model. The effect of the SCB on the trim drag of the F11 configuration with an attached horizontal tail plane was investigated. Flexibility of the wing-body model was considered and the influence of aeroelasticity on the SCB performance was examined. RANS simulations with the DLR FLOWer code showed, that both the influence of trimming as well as of aeroelasticity is negligible for SCB design.
KeywordsDrag Reduction Transonic Flow Pitching Moment Total Pressure Loss Wave Drag
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