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|
Effect of control surfaces on the aerodynamic database of the Stratofly hypersonic vehicle
University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering,
Via Claudio, 21,
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
This paper aims at studying the control surfaces of the STRATOFLY project reference aircraft, funded by the European Commission, under the framework of Horizon 2020 plan. The values of aerodynamic coefficients in a wide range of flow free-stream conditions are stored in the aircraft aerodynamic database. The research goal is to update a pre-existent database that was developed with fixed control surfaces using the six control surfaces deflection as input. Different Mach numbers determine different flow regimes: subsonic, transonic, supersonic, and hypersonic. In subsonic, transonic and low supersonic regimes a vortex-lattice solver is used to obtain the global coefficients assuming an unviscous flow on a simplified model. In hypersonic flow a build-up approach is applied: the control surfaces deflection contribution is developed by assuming a two-dimensional flow on the airfoil and by applying shock-expansion theory on the geometry. Then the paper analyses results showing stability and L/D results. The final paragraph focuses on trimmability at cruise Mach. No trimmed solution is obtainable to optimize the propulsive system. The solution proposed to solve this issue is to extend the four elevons: larger elevons are found to be able to trim the vehicle at the desired angle of attack.
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