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Title:

A Comparison of three Conceptual Design Approaches applied to an Electric Distributed Lift Aircraft

Author(s):
J.M. Vegh, R. Scott, P.-M. Basset, R. Perret, N. Beals, R. Singh
Abstract:
This paper serves as an introduction to a collaborative effort between the U.S. Army U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Aviation & Missile Center, ONERA, and DEVCOM Army Research Lab. Each organization employs their conceptual design toolchain (NDARC, CREATION, and HYDRA) on a common set of geometry. Initial weight, drag, and power estimates on this aircraft for a common sizing mission and set of assumptions are provided along with a component-based comparison of weight and drag estimates for each tool. Broad agreement for the baseline mission requirements was observed for all three tools. Design sensitivities showed substantial differences in performance estimates vs forward flight speed which has broader design implications. Wingspan and rotor radius were varied and optimized for each tool with different behavior for each. NDARC predicted a larger wingspan would reduce aircraft weight with little impact from changing the rotor radius. CREATION and HYDRA predicted that reducing the wingspan and increasing rotor radius would reduce aircraft weight. The different design conclusions from each tool reflect uncertainty in evaluating the structural and aerodynamic performance of similar systems with complicated interacting aerostructural behavior when using conceptual-level tools. Areas for further tool development were also identified.
Event:
49th European Rotorcraft Forum 2023, Bückeburg, 2023
Mediatype:
Conference Paper
Language:
englisch
Format:
21,0 x 29,7 cm, 18 Pages
Published in:
DGLR-Bericht, 2023, 2023-01, 49th European Rotorcraft Forum 2023 - Proceedings; S.1-18; 2023; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt - Lilienthal-Oberth e.V., Bonn
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Published:
2023


This Document is part of a superordinate publication:
49th European Rotorcraft Forum 2023 - Proceedings