Low-fidelity design optimization and parameter sensitivity analysis of tilt-rotor eVTOL electric propulsion systems
urban air mobility, eVTOL, design, optimization, MDO, batteries, electric, tilt-rotor
Urban air mobility requires a multidisciplinary approach to tackle the important chal- lenges facing the design of these aircraft. This work uses low-to-mid fidelity tools to model rotor aerodynamics, blade structures, vehicle aerodynamics, and electric propulsion for a tilt-rotor electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. We use gradient-based design optimization and extensive parameter sensitivity analysis to explore the design space and complex tradeoffs of tilt-rotor distributed electric propulsion systems.
Original Publication Citation
Critchfield, T. and Ning, A., “Low-fidelity design optimization and parameter sensitivity analysis of tilt- rotor eVTOL electric propulsion systems,” AIAA SCITECH Forum, National Harbor, MD, Jan 2023. doi: 10.2514/6.2023-0325
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Critchfield, Tyler and Ning, Andrew, "Low-fidelity design optimization and parameter sensitivity analysis of tilt-rotor eVTOL electric propulsion systems" (2023). Faculty Publications. 6490.
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering
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