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Aeroelastic scaling of flying demonstrators: mode tracking technique

Mas Colomer, Joan and Bartoli, Nathalie and Lefebvre, Thierry and Morlier, Joseph Aeroelastic scaling of flying demonstrators: mode tracking technique. (2022) Mechanics & Industry, 23. 2. ISSN 2257-7777

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1051/meca/2021051


Aeroelastic scaling theory shows that the design problem of aeroelastically equivalent scaled aircraft can be treated as a structural-only design problem if the aerodynamic shape and airflow properties of the full scale aircraft are preserved. In that case, the theory shows that it is sufficient to match the scaled natural mode shapes, frequencies and mass of the reference aircraft. In this paper, we present a new method for the dynamic scaling of flexible structures where the objective function is based on the modal assurance criterion (MAC). This criterion is used for a mode tracking strategy during the optimization process. Finally, we apply this method to a scaled version (1:5) of the uCRM wing, achieving an agreement greater than 99% on the average MAC value of the first 5 modes.

Item Type:Article
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Ecole nationale supérieure des Mines d'Albi-Carmaux - IMT Mines Albi (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse - INSA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Office National d'Etudes et Recherches Aérospatiales - ONERA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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