Optimized construction of a composite MAV wing using CFD analysis

Thulasi Durai, D and Viswamurthy , SR and Byji, Varughese and Dayananda, GN and Subrahmanya, MB and Kulkarni, DS and Rajani, BN and Mathur, JS (2009) Optimized construction of a composite MAV wing using CFD analysis. In: Symposium on Applied Aerodynamics and Design of Aerospace Vehicle (SAROD 2009), 10-12 December 2009, Bangalore.

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    Abstract

    The development of a rigid yet light-weight composite MAV wing is presented in this work. A grid based construction was opted for the fabrication of the wing. The distribution of the grids, their size and the number of composite plies were arrived based on a finite element based structural analysis of the wing. The aerodynamic loads acting on the wing structure were estimated using CFD simulations. The CFD computations were carried out using a multi-block structured RANS code based on an implicit finite volume algorithm to solve the time averaged Navier-Stokes equation. Based on the computational results, two light-weight MAV wings were fabricated having very high flexural stiffness. One was based on a sandwich type construction and the other was a planar grid construction.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aerodynamics
    AERONAUTICS > Aircraft Design, Testing & Performance
    Division/Department: Centre for Societal Missions and Special Technologies, Advanced Composites Division, Advanced Composites Division, Centre for Societal Missions and Special Technologies, Computational and Theoretical Fluid Dynamics Division, Computational and Theoretical Fluid Dynamics Division, Computational and Theoretical Fluid Dynamics Division, Computational and Theoretical Fluid Dynamics Division
    Depositing User: Dr. Viswamurthy S R
    Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2010 09:58
    Last Modified: 12 Jul 2010 09:58
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/8575

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