vortex particle method, VPM, eVTOL, FEniCS, aerostructural, finite element, Uber eCRM, Reissner-Mindlin
Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft experience complex, unsteady aerodynamic interactions between rotors, wings, and fuselage that can make design difficult. We introduce a new framework for predicting aerostructural interactions. Specifically, we demonstrate the coupling of a finite element solver with Reissner-Mindlin shell theory for computing deflections and a viscous vortex particle for capturing wakes. We perform convergence studies of the aerodynamics and the coupled aerostructural model. Finally, we share some preliminary results of the dynamic aeroelastic response of Uber’s eCRM-002 main wing, and share some qualitative observations.
Original Publication Citation
Anderson, R., Ning, A., Xiang, R., van Schie, S. P. C., Sperry, M., Sarojini, D., Kamensky, D., and Hwang, J. T., “Aerostructural Predictions Combining FEniCS and a Viscous Vortex Particle Method,” AIAA SCITECH Forum, National Harbor, MD, Jan 2023. doi: 10.2514/6.2023-1193
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Anderson, Ryan; Ning, Andrew; Xiang, Ru; van Schie, Sebastiaan P. C.; Sperry, Mark; Sarojini, Darshan; Kamensky, David; and Hwang, John T., "Aerostructural Predictions Combining FEniCS and a Viscous Vortex Particle Method" (2023). Faculty Publications. 6492.
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering
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