Transient response study on rolling effectiveness of multiple control surfaces


Journal Article

In the present paper, a transient response study of the effectiveness of trailing and leading edge control surfaces has been made for a rolling wing-fuselage model. An experimental model and wind tunnel test are used to assess the theoretical results. The theoretical model includes the inherently nonlinear dry friction damping moment that is present between the spindle support and the experimental aeroelastic wing model. The roll trim equation of motion and the appropriate aeroelastic equations are solved for different combinations of leading and trailing edge control surface rotations using a reduced order aerodynamic model based upon the fluid eigenmodes of three dimensional vortex lattice aerodynamic theory. The present paper provides new insights into the transient dynamic behavior and design of an adaptive aeroelastic wing using trailing and leading edge control sur-faces. Copyright © 2002 by ASME.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tang, D; Li, A; Dowell, EH

Published Date

  • January 1, 2002

Published In

  • Asme International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings

Start / End Page

  • 89 - 100

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1115/IMECE2002-33020

Citation Source

  • Scopus