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Numerically Efficient Three-Dimensional Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis for Composite Camber Morphing Aerostructures

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA Scitech 2020 Forum
Publisher or commissioning bodyAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (AIAA)
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-62410-595-1
DateAccepted/In press - 30 Aug 2019
DateE-pub ahead of print (current) - 5 Jan 2020
EventAIAA SciTech Forum 2020 - Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando, United States
Duration: 6 Jan 202010 Jan 2020


ConferenceAIAA SciTech Forum 2020
CountryUnited States


This paper presents a newly developed three-dimensional Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) routine for the Fish Bone Active Camber (FishBAC) concept that couples a three-dimensional Lifting-Line theory analysis to a two-dimensional viscous corrected panel method (XFOIL) to create a viscous corrected three-dimensional wing aerodynamic solver. This aerodynamic model is then coupled to a previously developed multi-component Mindlin-Reissner plate model based composite analysis routine for the FishBAC morphing device. The methodology is explained, and predictions are validated against existing modeling tools. The FSI model developed in this paper shows good agreement when compared gainst other structural, aerodynamic and FSI tools. Additionally, results show the FishBAC’s ability to improve aerodynamic performance at a wide range of operating conditions.


AIAA SciTech Forum 2020

Duration6 Jan 202010 Jan 2020
Location of eventHyatt Regency Orlando
CountryUnited States
Degree of recognitionInternational event

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