MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 304, 20199th EASN International Conference on “Innovation in Aviation & Space”
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Flight Physics: Noise & Aerodynamics|
|Published online||17 December 2019|
Evaluation of Variable Pitot Inlet Concepts for Transonic and Supersonic Civil Aviation
Brandenburg University of Technology, Chair of Aero Engine Design,
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This paper describes the selection of the ideal variable inlet concept group by utilising results of aerodynamic investigations, system safety analyses and integration studies. Aerodynamic and functional inlet requirements are explained, and variable inlet concept groups are introduced. The concept evaluation by means of a weighted point rating is presented. The respective concept groups are analysed and evaluated regarding economic, functional and safety requirements. By means of this evaluation, the concept group that adjusts the inlet geometry by rigid segment repositioning is identified as most suitable concept group. The early selection of the most suitable concept group enables more detailed subsequent concept investigations, potentially enabling the technology of variable inlets for future commercial aircraft.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2019
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