publication . Doctoral thesis . 2008

Aeroelastic model identification of winglet loads from flight test data

Reijerkerk, M.J.;
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  • Published: 08 Sep 2008
  • Country: Netherlands
Numerical computational methods are getting more and more sophisticated every day, enabling more accurate aircraft load predictions. In the structural design of aircraft higher levels of flexibility can be tolerated to arrive at a substantial weight reduction. The result is that aircraft of the future can be bigger, have better performance and less mass. The performance of an aircraft can be even further enhanced by the use of winglets or other wing tip devices. A more flexible structure in combination with larger dimensions can lead to substantial structural deflections. Due to these larger deflections, the interaction between the aerodynamics and structural me...
free text keywords: flight test identification, flight loads analysis, winglets, wing tip devices, maximum likelihood, aeroelasticity, multi-disciplinary modelling
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