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Mertens, C. (author)
This thesis presents a novel measurement approach for aeroelastic wind tunnel testing. The key novelty of this approach is the integrated measurement of aerodynamic and structural quantities using an optical technique. The considered approach consists of combined measurements of flow tracer particles and structural markers using a Lagrangian...
doctoral thesis 2023
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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)
This study presents 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. Five models with different stiffness and tailoring properties are tested, and the wing root bending moment at different conditions is compared...
journal article 2023
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Schildkamp, R.R.M. (author), Chang, J. (author), Sodja, J. (author), De Breuker, R. (author), Wang, Xuerui (author)
This paper proposes an incremental nonlinear control method for an aeroelastic system’s gust load alleviation and active flutter suppression. These two control objectives can be achieved without modifying the control architecture or the control parameters. The proposed method has guaranteed stability in the Lyapunov sense and also has...
journal article 2023
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van Neerbos, Tom (author)
The main objective of this master’s thesis is to experimentally investigate the effects of dynamic inflow conditions on the wake of an actuator disc. Dynamic inflow is the unsteady wake in momentum theory. Dynamic inflow can experimentally be generated by a gust generator. During the experiments, in which Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) was...
master thesis 2022
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Wang, Chenyao (author)
Flapping wing micro aerial vehicles (FWMAVs) are known for their flight agility and maneuverability. However, their in-gust flight performance and stability is still inferior to their biological counterparts. To this end, a simplified in-gust dynamic model, which could capture the main gust effects on FWMAVs, has been identified with real in...
master thesis 2022
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Costa Fernandez, José Luis (author)
The technical advancements achieved during the last decade have permitted the implementation of low-fidelity numerical methods to analyze simplified aeroelastic problems. However, the available computational power is still incapable of dealing with more realistic events involving complex structural dynamics and flow regimes. For this reason,...
master thesis 2022
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Carrillo Córcoles, Xavier (author)
The flared folding wingtip (FFWT) is a concept presented by Airbus to increase the aerodynamic efficiency and provide a means of load alleviation. A gate-to-gate demonstration of this concept has already been presented with the AlbatrossONE, a scaled aircraft featuring the FFWT concept. In this demonstration, the aircraft fold the wingtips...
master thesis 2022
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Schildkamp, Roderick (author)
With the increased focus on sustainability, aircraft are designed to reduce their emissions. One way to accomplish this is by increasing the wing aspect ratio, thereby increasing the aerodynamic efficiency, however this is not without consequences. Increased aspect ratio wings have a higher structural mass, are more susceptible to gust and...
master thesis 2022
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Mertens, C. (author), Costa Fernandez, J.L. (author), Sodja, J. (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author), van Oudheusden, B.W. (author)
The aeroelastic response of a highly flexible wing to periodic gust excitation is determined experimentally. The integrated optical measurement approach that is applied provides combined measurements of the structural response of the wing and the unsteady flow field around it. The aeroelastic loads acting on the wing are derived from these...
conference paper 2022
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Schildkamp, R.R.M. (author), Wang, Xuerui (author), Chang, J. (author), De Breuker, R. (author), Sodja, J. (author)
This paper presents the development and initial characterization of an active, para- metric wing section with aileron and spoiler control surfaces. This wing section is intended to replace the currently used passive wing section setup and facilitate research in active con- trol techniques of aeroelastic phenomena such as flutter, gust load...
conference paper 2022
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Schildkamp, R.R.M. (author), Chang, J. (author), Sodja, J. (author), De Breuker, R. (author), Wang, Xuerui (author)
This paper proposes an incremental nonlinear control method for aeroelastic sys- tem gust load alleviation and active flutter suppression. These two control objectives can be achieved without modifying the control architecture or the control parameters. The proposed method has guaranteed stability in the Lyapunov sense and also has robustness...
conference paper 2022
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Masina, M. (author), D’Ayala, Dina (author), Antonini, A. (author)
Long-term variations in maximum gust speeds have been analyzed using wind measurements recorded at St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, UK, and possible drivers of recent changes have been investigated. A rigorous homogenization procedure has been applied to the wind records to remove discontinuities mainly caused by non-climatic changes. Trends in...
journal article 2022
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Wang, Z. (author), Peeters, D.M.J. (author), De Breuker, R. (author)
This work presents a new aeroelastic optimisation framework for the preliminary design of variable stiffness composite wing structures. The framework is constructed by sequentially and iteratively solving two sub-problems: aeroelastic tailoring and lay-up retrieval, using gradient-based algorithms with full-analytical sensitivities provided....
journal article 2022
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Wang, C. (author), Wang, S. (author), de Croon, G.C.H.E. (author), Hamaza, S. (author)
Flapping wing micro aerial vehicles (FWMAVs) are known for their flight agility and maneuverability. These bio-inspired and lightweight flying robots still present limitations in their ability to fly in direct wind and gusts, as their stability is severely compromised in contrast with their biological counterparts. To this end, this work aims at...
journal article 2022
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Bentvelsen, Falco (author)
It is well understood that precipitation extremes will increase in a warming climate. On (sub-)hourly timescales, the apparent scaling of precipitation extremes is stronger than expected from the Clausius-Clapeyron relation. Here, we focus on a common hypothesis which states that feedbacks from the local dynamics of clouds are responsible.<br/>...
master thesis 2021
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Rajpal, D. (author)
The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the aviation industry with more than 60% reduction in the passenger traffic in the year 2020 compared to year 2019. The passenger traffic which is now expected to reach the 2019 level only around the year 2024 will still continue to grow but at a lower pace compared to the pre pandemic levels....
doctoral thesis 2021
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Rajpal, D. (author), Mitrotta, F.M.A. (author), Socci, C.A.M. (author), Sodja, J. (author), Kassapoglou, C. (author), De Breuker, R. (author)
The aim of the paper is to experimentally validate a numerical design methodology for optimizing composite wings subject to gust and fatigue loading requirements and to assess the effect of fatigue on the aeroelastic performance of the wing. Traditionally, to account for fatigue in composite design, a knockdown factor on the maximum stress...
journal article 2021
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Binder, S. (author), Wildschek, Andreas (author), De Breuker, R. (author)
This paper presents an analysis of the interaction and trade-off between active aeroelastic control and passive structural tailoring on a free-flying fully flexible aircraft model. Both technologies are included in the preliminary design of a typical transport aircraft configuration with a conventional control surface layout containing...
journal article 2021
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van Wirdum, Camilla (author)
Severe wind gusts associated with mid-latitude convective storms contribute to an increasing amount of natural hazard related losses in Europe. Modifications of the atmosphere associated with anthropogenic climate change are projected to increase the frequency of favorable conditions for convective storms, and it is absolutely critical to...
master thesis 2020
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de Rojas Cordero, Tomás (author)
Experimental aeroelastic data is often needed in order to validate the output of fluid-structure interaction numerical simulations or to gain insight into the physics of a problem without the need of intermediate modelling. Traditional measurement approaches in wind tunnels have relied on the simultaneous use of several measurement systems ...
master thesis 2020
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