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Broer, Agnes A.R. (author), Yue, N. (author), Galanopoulos, Georgios (author), Benedictus, R. (author), Loutas, Theodoros (author), Zarouchas, D. (author)
To move towards a condition-based maintenance practice for aircraft structures, design of reliable health management methodologies is required. Development of diagnostic methodologies is commonly realised on simplified sample structures with assumptions that methodologies can be adapted for application to realistic aircraft structures under...
conference paper 2023
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Oncescu, Andreea Maria (author), Cicirello, A. (author)
A self-supervised classification algorithm is proposed for detecting and isolating sensor faults of health monitoring devices. This is achieved by automatically extracting information from failure investigations. This approach uses (i) failure reports for extracting comprehensive failure labels; (ii) recorded data of a faulty monitoring...
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Do, Phuong Chinh (author), Vardon, P.J. (author), Gonzalez Acosta, J.L. (author), Hicks, M.A. (author)
The material point method (MPM) is gaining an increasing amount of attention due to its capacity to solve geotechnical problems involving large deformations. Large deformations in geotechnics usually involve the failure process and therefore dynamic analyses are often carried out. However, simulating the (infinite) continuous domain using...
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Mohsan, M. (author), Vardon, P.J. (author), Vossepoel, F.C. (author)
Data assimilation methods have been implemented on a slope stability problem, and the performance of different constitutive models and data assimilation schemes has been investigated. In the first part, a data assimilation scheme called the ensemble Kalman filter (EnKF) is implemented using a finite element model (FEM) and its performance with...
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Varkey, D. (author), Hicks, M.A. (author), van den Eijnden, A.P. (author)
The stability of six regional dyke cross-sections in the Netherlands was re-assessed using the random finite element method (RFEM), which explicitly accounts for the spatial variability of strength parameters. The RFEM assessments of the cross-sections were shown to result in significantly narrower response distributions than those obtained...
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Gonzalez Acosta, J.L. (author), van den Eijnden, A.P. (author), Hicks, M.A. (author)
Soil liquefaction is investigated considering a saturated soil deposit and by implementing standard techniques of random field theory to distribute initial void ratio values and assess liquefaction risk. The soil domain is represented in a 2-dimensional (2D) random finite element model for the dynamic analysis of coupled behavior. Multiple...
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Gomez Ortega, A. (author), Bourgeois, J. (author), Kortuem, G.W. (author)
Ubiquitous wearable and mobile technologies generate vast amounts of data from sensors and self-logging applications. This data creates opportunities to better understand people’s behavior and inform research on intimate topics such as menstruation. However, in design and HCI research, reconstructing the context in which data was collected and...
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Escanellas, Andreu (author), Cámara, Eduardo (author), Liaudat, J. (author), Carol, Ignacio (author)
This paper describes an on-going experimental and numerical modelling<br/>research project on salt rock specimens. The experimental part of the study consists of a number of Mode I fracture tests with the WST (Wedge-Splitting Test) configuration, which are performed at different loading rates and complemented by a series of standard uniaxial...
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Zahoor, Y. (author), Sodja, J. (author), De Breuker, R. (author)
This paper presents an overview of the design and validation of a novel passive camber morphing system for rotorcraft. The passive system works for a variable speed rotor where a potential increase in pilot control authority and power reduction is possible. In the proposed concept, the rotor speed is varied by 10% to change the apparent...
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Carrillo Córcoles, X. (author), Mertens, C. (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author), van Oudheusden, B.W. (author), De Breuker, R. (author), Sodja, J. (author)
An aeroelastic wind tunnel experiment to identify the influence of the wing stiffness and hinge release threshold on the gust load alleviation performance of a folding wingtip design is presented in this study. Five models with different stiffness and tailoring properties are tested and the wing root bending moment at different conditions is...
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Pollack, T.S.C. (author), van Kampen, E. (author)
Incremental Nonlinear Dynamic Inversion (INDI) is a sensor-based control law design strategy that is based on the principles of feedback linearization. Contrary to its non-incremental counterpart (NDI), this design method does not rely on the availability of a high-fidelity on-board model of the airframe dynamics and is robust to aerodynamic...
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Dacome, G. (author), Schrijer, F.F.J. (author), van Oudheusden, B.W. (author)
The current study considers the configuration of a transverse jet in a supersonic crossflow that is interacting with an impinging oblique shock wave. The relevance of this configuration is associated to high-speed air-breathing propulsion systems, where a shock may be induced in the combustion chamber to enhance mixing. To investigate the...
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Fang, X. (author), de Visser, C.C. (author), Pool, D.M. (author), Holzapfel, Florian (author)
This paper proposes a new method that estimates the three-dimensional stochastic wind velocity for an aircraft equipped with a Pitot-static tube and airflow vanes. Since the performance of most state estimators, e.g., the extended Rauch-Tung-Striebel smoother, relies on the process and measurement noise covariance settings, the proposed method...
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Paul, Acquatella B. (author), van Kampen, E. (author), Chu, Q. P. (author)
This paper presents a sampled-data form of the recently reformulated incremental nonlinear dynamic inversion (INDI) applied for robust spacecraft attitude control. INDI is a combined model- and sensor-based approach mostly applied for attitude control that only requires an accurate control effectiveness model and measurements of the state and...
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Smit, B. (author), Pollack, T.S.C. (author), van Kampen, E. (author)
Control augmentation systems based on Incremental Nonlinear Dynamic Inversion (INDI) are able to provide high-performance nonlinear control without a holistic model. Considering an angular rate control law for a fixed-wing aircraft, only a control effectiveness (CE) model and angular acceleration measurement feedback is required. Despite...
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Terenzi, L. (author), Zaal, P.M.T. (author), Pool, D.M. (author), Mulder, Max (author)
Improved understanding of human adaptation can be used to design better (semi-)automated systems that can support the human controller when task characteristics suddenly change. This paper evaluates the effectiveness of a model-based adaptive control technique, Model Reference Adaptive Control (MRAC), for describing the adaptive control policy...
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Ruland, O.L. (author), Mkhoyan, T. (author), De Breuker, R. (author), Wang, Xuerui (author)
Morphing is a promising bio-inspired technology, with the potential to make aircraft more economical and sustainable through adaptation of the wing shape for best efficiency at any flight condition. This paper proposes an online black-box performance optimization strategy for a seamless wing with distributed morphing control. Pursuing global...
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Mkhoyan, T. (author), Wang, Xuerui (author), De Breuker, R. (author)
This study investigated the design and development of an autonomous aeroservoelastic wing concept with distributed flaps. This wing demonstrator was developed in the scope of the SmartX project, aiming to demonstrate in-flight performance optimization and multi-objective control with over-actuated wing designs. Following a successful test...
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Mertens, C. (author), Sodja, J. (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author), van Oudheusden, B.W. (author)
The aeroelastic response of a very flexible wing in steady and unsteady inflow conditions is measured in a wind tunnel experiment. An integrated aeroelastic characterization is performed with a non-intrusive optical setup that allows simultaneous measurements of the structural motion and the flow field around the wing. The experimental...
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Schiller, A. (author), Bisagni, C. (author)
Cylindrical shells are common structural elements in the aerospace sector due to their high load-carrying capacity per unit weight. Cutouts may, however, significantly reduce this load-carrying capacity, especially when cylindrical shells buckle under axial compression. Since the buckling load is often a crucial design parameter, it is important...
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