Design of a Canard Configured TransCruiser using CEASIOM

A Rizzi, P Eliasson, T Grabowski, J Vos, M Zhang, TS Richardson

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CEASIOM is a multidisciplinary software environment for aircraft design that has been developed as part of the European Framework 6 SimSAC project. It closely integrates discipline-specific tools such as those used for CAD, grid generation, CFD, stability analysis and control system design. The environment allows the user to take an initial design from geometry definition and aerodynamics generation through to full six degrees of freedom simulation and analysis. Key capabilities include variable fidelity aerodynamics tools and aeroelasticity modules. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the potential of CEASIOM by presenting the results of a Design, Simulate and Evaluate (DSE) exercise applied to a novel, project specific, transonic cruiser configuration called the TCR. The baseline TCR configuration is first defined using conventional methods, which is then refined and improved within the CEASIOM software environment. A wind tunnel model of this final configuration was then constructed, tested and used to verify the results generated using CEASIOM.
Translated title of the contributionDesign of a Canard Configured TransCruiser using CEASIOM
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)695 - 705
Number of pages11
JournalProgress in Aerospace Sciences
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011

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