MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 95, 20172016 the 3rd International Conference on Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering (ICMME 2016)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Applied Mechanics and Dynamics|
|Published online||09 February 2017|
Computational Modeling of Dynamic Stability Derivatives for Generic Airfoils
Research Center for Modeling & Simulation (RCMS), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), H-12 Campus, Islamabad, Pakistan
This paper presents a method for the computation of the static and dynamic stability derivatives of generic airfoils using high fidelity Computational Fluid Dynamics. Aerodynamic coefficients are calculated for NACA 0012 airfoil and flat plate at different angles of attack. Results of lift coefficient are validated with experimental data. Static and dynamic stability derivatives are calculated by oscillating the airfoil geometry at suitable frequency. Simulations are performed at various flight conditions in terms of angles of attack, frequencies and oscillation amplitudes. The aim of the work is to decipher the behaviour of longitudinal damping derivatives used in flight mechanics through CFD. This approach enables the efficient and accurate computation of dynamic derivatives. Calculations are done for constant air velocity altering only the angle of attack. Inviscid model is tested since its results nearly match with experimental data. The simulations show that the nonlinear characteristics of the stability derivatives are captured by varying angle of attack.
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