Presentation Title

Systems Engineering for the PRANDTL-D 3c Aircraft

Faculty Mentor

Albion H Bowers, Oscar J Murillo, Dave E Berger

Start Date

17-11-2018 8:30 AM

End Date

17-11-2018 10:30 AM

Location

HARBESON 9

Session

POSTER 1

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

engineering_computer_science

Abstract

The purpose of the Preliminary Research in AerodyNamic Design to Lower Drag (PRANDTL-D) is to prove the concept and viability of proverse yaw due to a bell-shaped span load and a certain amount of twist in the wing. In recent years, the existence of proverse yaw on the PRANDTL-D research aircraft has been proved. Using the PRANDTL-D3c aircraft, we aim to show that proverse yaw is a direct result of the bell shaped span load and wing twist. The compact Fiber Optic Sensing System (cFOSS) will measure the strains and loads the aircraft experiences during flight. The cFOSS box, however, protrudes from the cargo bay and above the shell of the aircraft, potentially creating enough parasitic drag to skew the aerodynamic data. My main task this summer has been to design and fabricate a cover for the cFOSS box to alleviate some of this parasitic drag. To accomplish this task, I manipulated the airfoils of the aircraft and created a solid using computer-aided design software.

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Nov 17th, 8:30 AM Nov 17th, 10:30 AM

Systems Engineering for the PRANDTL-D 3c Aircraft

HARBESON 9

The purpose of the Preliminary Research in AerodyNamic Design to Lower Drag (PRANDTL-D) is to prove the concept and viability of proverse yaw due to a bell-shaped span load and a certain amount of twist in the wing. In recent years, the existence of proverse yaw on the PRANDTL-D research aircraft has been proved. Using the PRANDTL-D3c aircraft, we aim to show that proverse yaw is a direct result of the bell shaped span load and wing twist. The compact Fiber Optic Sensing System (cFOSS) will measure the strains and loads the aircraft experiences during flight. The cFOSS box, however, protrudes from the cargo bay and above the shell of the aircraft, potentially creating enough parasitic drag to skew the aerodynamic data. My main task this summer has been to design and fabricate a cover for the cFOSS box to alleviate some of this parasitic drag. To accomplish this task, I manipulated the airfoils of the aircraft and created a solid using computer-aided design software.