Cfd assisted qlpv representation of a 2-dof flat plate

Wayne W. Farrell, Michael P. Kinzel

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Developing an aerodynamic system model adequate for control system design and testing is traditionally expensive and time intensive. Costs are associated with producing underlying aerodynamic models that require extensive wind tunnel testing or linearized abstractions of first-principle, aerodynamic-force analysis; both approaches leave room for improvement in terms of the cost, development time, and accuracy of the aerodynamic models. In the present work, the quasi-linear parameter-varying model for coupled aerodynamic and dynamic modeling of a 2-DOF flat plate is developed. Specifically, the flat plate loading and dynamics are approximated using a lower-order, compact system model with calibration and evaluation over range of forced oscillations. These oscillations include rapid motions as well as certain nonlinear aerodynamic effects such as light static and dynamic stall at Re ~100000. It is believed that the findings from a flat plate can be later extended to similar models to design control systems for more complex systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Aviation 2019 Forum
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781624105890
StatePublished - 2019
EventAIAA Aviation 2019 Forum - Dallas, United States
Duration: Jun 17 2019Jun 21 2019

Publication series

NameAIAA Aviation 2019 Forum


ConferenceAIAA Aviation 2019 Forum
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering


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